It's a busy time right now for American Conor Daly as he prepares for rounds 9 & 10 of the Formula One support series, GP3, that takes place this weekend in Hockenheim, Germany, July 20th-22nd. It will be Daly's first time at thConor Mug Pacee famed German circuit that shares the German Grand Prix on a bi-annual basis with Nurburgring. Daly is coming off his best GP3 weekend ever in England scoring 2nd and 5th place finishes that moved him up to 6th place in the season championship.
"I like the challenge of learning new tracks. I've been on the simulator so I have a good understanding of what to expect but there is nothing that replaces laps in the actual race car," said Daly. "Germany can throw up changing weather conditions so we will be ready for anything and the mission is to continue the upward momentum of Silverstone."
The week after the British Grand Prix, Daly completed his second Formula One data aero mapping session for Sahara Force India in England on Thursday, July 12th. That night he left for Zandvoort, Holland to compete in the F3 Masters event with British based Double R Racing. "F3 with Double R was a fantastic experience. The final result was not what we wanted but I learned a great deal. A Formula 3 car and how you drive it is very different from a GP3 car," said Daly.
The weekend after Germany, July 27th-29th, Daly will complete his fourth consecutive weekend of racing when GP3 races at the Hungaroring in Hungary.