Position 6 for Nicolas Armindo in Oschersleben It's quite difficult to fight against driver that compete almost every week. That was the problem in Oschersleben for Nicolas, who could do not better than a sixth position in the race. He still ...
Position 6 for Nicolas Armindo in Oschersleben
It's quite difficult to fight against driver that compete almost every week. That was the problem in Oschersleben for Nicolas, who could do not better than a sixth position in the race. He still stands at position 2 at the championship classification...
Qualifyings : 5th
After a promissing begining of the season in Hockenheim (3rd), Nicolas saw in Oschersleben the progresses made by the other drivers. A lot of them compete also in Supercup, wich is a big advantage on term of experience, and work on their car. For this third round of the season, Nicolas set the 10th best performance in the first free qualifying session on friday, under a heavy rain. On a dry track, he is able to put a strong effort and finishes the second free session, in the afternoon, in position 2. But then it would be more difficult in qualifyings, where the french driver could not do better than the 5th best performance, after he did everything he could at the whell of his 997. " The car was good, and I did my very best. But the others where fasters, they progressed quicker than we did. That's a fact, there is nothing else to say..."
Race : 6th
Nicolas takes a good start : he is fourth at the first corner. But, unfortunately, he can not keep his rank, despite all his efforts. Arnold overtakes him, then Menzel get closer before he suffers a puncture. But Hardt is also able to catch the #3 Porsche... Armindo finishes the race at position 6. " No way.. it's was impossible to follow the rythm, I didn't feel cumfortable in the car. It was clear from the begining of the week-end. It is indeed very difficult to fight against drivers that compete every week in Supercup. Moreover, until the next race at the Norisring, they will compete four other races in Supercup (Monaco, Indianapolis, Hockenheim and Budapest). We have to do a lot of test to try to close the gap, there are no other solutions..." Despite his deception, Nicolas is still second at the championship provisional classification, with Uwe Alzen, winner of the race this week-end.