ADM quick but pointless on a Swedish Saturday The 9th Round of International Formula Master ended disappointingly for ADM Motorsport on the Scandinavian Raceway at Anderstorp today. Frankie Provenzano finished 14th after causing a stir with P2...
ADM quick but pointless on a Swedish Saturday
The 9th Round of International Formula Master ended disappointingly for ADM Motorsport on the Scandinavian Raceway at Anderstorp today. Frankie Provenzano finished 14th after causing a stir with P2 in qualifying, while both his team mates Norbert Siedler and Michele Caliendo became two of a number of incidents on the tricky Swedish circuit.
Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal): "Bad luck had already arrived in the rain-soked qualifying as Norbert changed his tyres a little bit to late, which cost him definitely pole position. In the race he was apperently the quickest driver on track until putting two wheels on the slippery grass and losing control of his car. Frankie did a great job qualifying 2nd, however his race was over after only a few laps as he colided with Nick de Brujin and walked away with a slow puncture. All our drivers, including Michele, who had to retire 3 laps before the chequered flag are hoping for another lottery tomorrow but this time with a 'Happy End' for them."
Frankie Provenzano (car #21, 14th): "Fourteenth position is definitely not what you would expect after qualifying for the first row of the grid, so I am obviously very disappointed. I had a slight collision with my former team mate Nick de Brujin who wanted to overtake me on the outside and that incident unfortunately destroyed my rear tyre. Tomorrow will be a very difficult day, but the weather is unpredictable and who knows what happened next."
Michele Caliendo (car #22, P14): "Starting the race in the middle of a corner was very difficult for me, and for some reason the engine went off which cost me a lot off time. At least I felt very comfortable with the balance of the car as I managed to close the gap very quickly. My spun happened when shifting down, so it was definitely my fault."
Norbert Siedler (car #41, out): "This track is very unforgiving when you touch the grass, especially because the surface beside the tarmac is extremely slippery and bumpy. But I don't want to take that as an excuse. Qualifying in the rain had been a real lottery, as I could have been first or last. Analysing the race, I should have stayed in fifth position, but when I realised that I was quicker than the leaders I just wanted to go for it."