Podium finish for Team BRM Team BRM's Karl Reindler, UTS Geophysics Dallara F301 Spiess Opel today scored Team BRM's first podium finish for the 2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship. His team mate Marcus Marshall, AEG Power Tools Dallara ...
Podium finish for Team BRM
Team BRM's Karl Reindler, UTS Geophysics Dallara F301 Spiess Opel today scored Team BRM's first podium finish for the 2004 Australian Formula 3 Championship. His team mate Marcus Marshall, AEG Power Tools Dallara F301 Spiess Opel, followed Reindler home finishing in an impressive 4th position in his first Formula 3 race.
Marshall made an excellent start jumping from 6th to 3rd going into the first corner. Commenting after the race Marshall said, "I made a good start, and I was happy with my breaking on cold tyres. On lap three I made a slight error going on to the back straight allowing Karl to get past me. The grip levels of the car in the early stages of the race were not as good as I would have liked which allowed the leaders to pull away. For the remainder of the race I concentrated on being consistent."
Reindler had an uneventful race. After getting a clean start he was beaten into the first corner by his team mate Marshall, but was able to take back third place from Marshall on the third lap. Reindler was disappointed not to be able to fight with the leaders, but is looking forward to tomorrow's second race. "In the warm-up I was focusing on bedding in my new breaks and I did not spend enough time warming up my tyres. This cost me a lot of grip in the start of the race and the first couple of laps. The tyres were very slippery, but once they got up to temperature I was able to set consistent lap times that were very competitive. I am looking forward to the second race tomorrow morning." Reindler set the second fastest lap in the race, 1.19.9392, just behind race winner, Ian Dyk.
Craig Rundle, Dallara F398 Spiess Opel, running in the Trophy class this weekend won his class and finished in 7th outright. Rundle made a poor start, dropping well down the order, but was quickly working his way back through the field to be up to 7th position by lap 7. Rundle ran consistently for the remainder of the race.
Between now and the second race the Team will make slight changes to the set up to the cars in an effort to get more grip out of the tyres on the early laps for the second race tomorrow morning.