Mugello: Erik Janis qualifying report

Erik Janis to start from 8th row at Mugello Erik Janis was able to improve from yesterday's tests at Mugello but he set his best time in the last practice and not in the qualifying. He is going to start tomorrow's first race of the weekend from...

Erik Janis to start from 8th row at Mugello

Erik Janis was able to improve from yesterday's tests at Mugello but he set his best time in the last practice and not in the qualifying. He is going to start tomorrow's first race of the weekend from the eighth row. The Mucke Motorsport driver did not set his best time in the right moment, his time from the morning's practice would have given him third on the grid. The colourful Tuscany hosts the second round of the F3 Euro Series championship.

The twenty years old Czech set did 1:44.738 in the first test, 1:43.457 in the second one and improved to 1:41.735 in today's practice that put him to 9th. The qualifying, 30 minutes long fight against the time, ended with 1:42,432 which means 15th place on the grid of 29 cars.

The current F3 Euro Series season has been incredibly close and there is not better proof than the times from the practice and qualifying at Mugello. The first session saw 21 drivers within one second and 15 drivers were within the second in the second session.

Erik Janis: "I did not improve comparing to the previous qualifying at Hockenheimring, so I am not happy. I must continue to work hard in order to ensure that there will be only improvements. Hopefully it will be better in next qualifying. Anyway, going back to the Mugello weekend I was really happy with the car in the morning. We managed to find a great setup comparing to yesterday, the car was much stable and I had a really good feeling. I was fourth on the old tyres, eventually I finished 9th but it was still quite good. However, the car felt different in the qualifying. The track condition had changed especially due to the DTM and Porsche Carrera Cup practices. Anyway, I do not want to find excuses because conditions were the same for everyone. I hope that we will find better setup for both races."

Antonin Charouz: "Erik is not in an easy situation and there is very big competition in the F3 Euro Series and it is his first year there. Moreover, he did not do enough single-seater races in the previous seasons. However, he has been taking it seriously and I believe that he will cope with it in the end."

Races on TV

MotorsTV
Sunday: 09.45 - 11.50
www.motorstv.com

DSF
Saturday: 18.00
Sunday: 18.00
www.dsf.de

-credit: erik-janis.cz

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Erik Janis , Antonin Charouz
Teams Mücke Motorsport