Encouraging F2 weekend for Natacha Gachnang at Ochsersleben Free practice 1 - 1.23.811 (22nd - 18 laps) Free practice 2 - 1.21.717 (14th - 16 laps) Qualifying 1 - 1.21.498 (12th - 15 laps) Qualifying 2 - 1.24.349 (12th - 13 laps) Race 1 - 11th...
Encouraging F2 weekend for Natacha Gachnang at Ochsersleben
Free practice 1 - 1.23.811 (22nd - 18 laps)
Free practice 2 - 1.21.717 (14th - 16 laps)
Qualifying 1 - 1.21.498 (12th - 15 laps)
Qualifying 2 - 1.24.349 (12th - 13 laps)
Race 1 - 11th (24 laps)
Race 2 - 12th (18 laps)
Sunday, September 06, 2009 - It was a good weekend for 21 year old Swiss driver Natacha Gachnang, the only female competing in the F2 series. Yesterday in race one the track was virtually dry as Natacha started from 12th and finished 11th, one of her best results in 2009.
On Sunday she started again from 12th on the grid and finished 12th. The young driver from Vevey explained: "I am happy with my performance this weekend in 12th F2 race of the season. For me by finishing 11th, my race yesterday will be one of my better memories of the season. Today's race was difficult with 22 out of 25 cars finishing. I would like to thank my engineers and mechanics for their help in getting this good weekend result. Thanks to them I was able to run consistently in the top 12. It was a positive weekend overall."
"In race 2, I moved up a couple of places from the start while running down the inside, but Iaconelli and Piscopo got past me again. I was back in 12th. I was lapping quickly but not fast enough to get back past them. I resisted Ebrahim who pressured me throughout. I hope the spectators weren't bored. It's quite a defensive circuit and may have been a bit boring for them. I can't wait for Imola in two weeks. From here I'm back behind the wheel in Formula Le Mans at Silverstone next weekend.
Following the penultimate weekend of Formula 2 at Imola I will be helping out with the promotion of the launch of the video game Forza Motorsport 3 on Xbox 360. Keen fans won't be disappointed and you can race on more than 100 different tracks around the world."