Fifth place for Buller and Zeta Corse in Red Bull Ring

Will Buller: "After contesting only two events I'm alredy 10th in the standings, I couldn't ask for more".

After the sixth place clinched yesterday by Will Buller, Zeta Corse and the Brit young gun closed an amazing Red Bull Ring weekend with a 5th place finish in today's Race 2.

William Buller
William Buller

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After a 5th row effort in qualifying that didn't tell the truth on Buller's potential, as traffic and some mistakes spoiled his best laps, the race saw William perform flawlessly: he first gained one place at the start and then, after pitting on lap 6, passed Pic for P7.

Lapping on a consistent pace he kept his position until the Safety-Car was deployed for a spin by Huertas and, at the restart, he managed to pass both Nato and Stevens, taking a deserved 5th place that nobody could endanger until the checkered flag.

Riccardo Agostini, meanwhile, had a mixed day: after a difficult qualifying session that saw him end up in 26th place, his race performance was terrific: as the majority of his rivals decided to pit early, Zeta Corse opted for a late pit-stop strategy to give him the chance to enjoy a clear track.

Riccardo made the most of that with a sequence of very quick laps, even posting the fastest time in Sector 2 and the 9th quickest lap of the race, an impressive effort from a rookie.

After the pit-stop he was in 14th place, 12 places up compared to his starting position. He then took P13 with a great move on Negrao at the Safety-Car restart, but on the following corner he spun and ended his race into the gravel.

Will Buller(Q2 – P9; R2 – P5): "At just my second event in the championship I feel more and more confident with the car and the way I work with the team is improving as well. After Qualifying I knew that P9 wasn't my real place, putting the sectors together my laptime would have been worth P4 at least, so I was very confident for the afternoon. The race proved I was right, and I'm really happy about what we achieved so far. After contesting only two events I'm alredy 10th in the standings, I couldn't ask for more".

Riccardo Agostini (Q2 – P26; R2 – DNF): "Despite my retirement there are a lot of positives to take from this race. Lapping in clean air I was really quick and even compared to the frontrunners, namely Sorensen and Magnussen, my pace wasn't bad at all. After missing the apex in a corner I let Sorensen by because I didn't want to interfere with his race, but then I was able to follow him, and that is a really big boost to my confidence. The reason for my spin should be some dirt I picked up on the tyres while I was fighting with Negrao, but I don't want to think about it too much. For a rookie I did a good job today, and that's what matters".

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers William Buller , Riccardo Agostini
Article type Race report
Tags agostini, buller, red bull ring, wsr, zeta corse