Nurburgring: Andrea Caldarelli event summary

Andrea Caldarelli keeps dealing with hard luck The streak of bad luck that plagued the 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series for Andrea Ca ldarelli didn't end at the Nurburgring. The Italian, part of Toyota's developmen tal F1 program, entered the 6th...

Andrea Caldarelli keeps dealing with hard luck

The streak of bad luck that plagued the 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series for Andrea Ca ldarelli didn't end at the Nurburgring. The Italian, part of Toyota's developmen tal F1 program, entered the 6th round of the season with his regular team, SG Fo rmula.

Issues started as early as Qualifying, when suddenly third gear broke, relegatin g him to 22nd place. After starting from the 11th row, Andrea climbed back to 14 th place, before being hit by Brazilian driver Pedro Enrique and finding himself dead last.

"I really don't know what to do to reverse my recent fortunes - explains Caldare lli. I was recovering really hard and I could have even get more spots back, in order to start from the front rows on Race 2. Unfortunately, I felt a hard hit f rom behind, spinning end ending up in 25th.

"I started from the same spot for the second race, and I got some spots back bof ore starting to experience a strong oversteer that prevented me from recovering further. In addition to that, I was penalized by the stewards after going straig ht at the chicane."

Caldarelli ended up in 20th, glad to have overcome such an impossible weekend. " Let's say this season will help me build an extremely tough shell, and I'm sure everything will seem easy one day...". The next round of the Formula 3 Euro Seri es is set for the first weekend of September, at Silverstone.

-credit: Inpagina srl

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Andrea Caldarelli , Pedro Enrique