Chris van der Drift Finishes just Outside Podium at Nurburgring NÃ¼rburg - More than 100.000 spectators on the grandstands, saw Chris van der Drift today finishing twice in a respectable fourth position. With this result the 'Dutch'...
Chris van der Drift Finishes just Outside Podium at Nurburgring
Nürburg - More than 100.000 spectators on the grandstands, saw Chris van der Drift today finishing twice in a respectable fourth position. With this result the 'Dutch' New-Zealander is now heading the rookie championship in the Formula BMW ADAC Series.
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With a 10th and a 5th grid position in both races, the multiple New-Zealand go-kart champion wasn't satisfied at first. "During the last test here this winter, the griplevel was complete different. Therefore we had to change our set-up dramatically and sort of miss out on a good starting position for Race 01. Qualifying for race 02 however, went okay", responded the young Team Rosberg driver.
In both races on Sunday morning, 'Kiwi' confirmed his reputation as a pure racer. In race 01 'Vandy' worked his way up from tenth on the grid to a superb fourth position at the finish. A quick start in Race 02 hands him the same satisfying position. With the obtained championship points, Van der Drift now heads the standings for the rookie classification. Current championship leader Sebastian Vettel again remains the man to beat, after two good results at the 'Ring'.
Van der Drift: "It's a shame I couldn't finish in a pod ium position today. But I'm still very pleased about my role and finishes today. I drove two attacking races which led to satisfying results. I hope the BMW sport executives also noticed my performances!"
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