JosÃ© MarÃa LÃ³pez has no problem to show his talent around the world and the seventh double round of the Eurocup Formula Renault disputed at the Swedish circuit of Anderstorp was no exception. The Argentinian took the victory on saturday and...
José María López has no problem to show his talent around the world and the seventh double round of the Eurocup Formula Renault disputed at the Swedish circuit of Anderstorp was no exception.
The Argentinian took the victory on saturday and arrived second on sunday.
The almost perfect weekend started on friday when López won the two poles position for both races. A clear sample that ¨Pechito¨ doesn`t loose time when he is in the car.
The first competition started bad for some drivers. An accident in the move between Jaime Melo, Giorgio Mondini and Tristan Gommendy motivated a second start....five hours later!
José María waited until the race was on again and won from the started to the chequered flag and no one could show any real fight to him. 14 seconds behind finished Neel Jani, who arrived as leader in the standings for this round.
¨I`m very happy because everything worked fantastic, really the credit is for the team that is doing an excellent job. Almost all my laps were in 1.26s6 and the car was so good that I marked the fastest lap in the last one¨, commented the 20 years old driver.
On sunday journey, one more time López iniciated the race from the first place followed by Tristan Gommendy, but in the move the French passed the Argentinian and inmediately took the leadership of the field. Despite López was clearly quicker that Gommendy, it was just impossible for him to overtake and retake the first place.
¨It couldn't pass Gommendy. He covered all the chances and in this track is hard to pass another car, however I`m happy because we shown that when the car is ok me and the team can take importants results. All the weekend we were the fastest, even in the second place¨, López mentioned after the podium
Now that the activity in Swedish ground is over, López continues in the third place in the standings, but only eight points behind the new leader Gommendy.
¨We took good points, when we started (the season) we were 85 points behind and now only eight. During the week we will study the strategy for the German race¨, said the 2002 Italian FR champion.
When it rest two rounds only to the end of the championship, López seemes to be in his best moment. The chance to became champion in the Eurocup FR V6 and test a Formula One car this year is right there. The Argentinian dream is right there and López can dream.