Max Mugelli was Rammed into in Misano. Mugelli was Lepore and Cadei's target this weekend: this is in summary Max Mugelli's ill-fated race whose outcome wasn't Max's fault. In fact, during the sprint race Lepore purposely hit Mugelli when ...
Max Mugelli was Rammed into in Misano.
Mugelli was Lepore and Cadei's target this weekend: this is in summary Max Mugelli's ill-fated race whose outcome wasn't Max's fault.
In fact, during the sprint race Lepore purposely hit Mugelli when the Tuscan driver had overtaken him. This collision sent Max in a spin. This move was considered a driving infringement by the marshals and as a result Lepore was given a stop and go penalty.
But it doesn't stop here in during the endurance race; Mugelli was hit again but this time by Cadei. Mugelli once again spun 180 and Cadei was given a stop and go penalty by the marshals who blamed him for this accident.
Max Mugelli was unharmed but these two accidents highly influenced the outcome of the 2 races.
"After the good qualifying session on Saturday, I was expecting much more from the race on Sunday. I know that I'm not to blame for the two accidents and I also know that I did my best to gain some ground after the two spins and so I don't have to reprimand myself.
Of course what counts are the results and I was 11th during the sprint race and 8th during the endurance race.
However, if we look beyond the results, we will notice that I was really fast throughout the weekend. Before Misano, we worked really hard on the car and in fact I had the best Ferrari available since the beginning of the championship.
An advantage that bore its fruits during the qualifications: if I hadn't had problems with my brakes during my fastest lap, I could have gotten the pole position. I had to instead accept the 5th place: a result that is encouraging just the same. Then during the sprint race, the collision with Lepore ruined my race. I took advantage of Lepore who slowly came out of a corner and overtook him and conquered the third place. Lepore who hadn't seen me, blocked my pathway, hit me and made me spin. At the end of the race, he came to apologize to me and I accepted his apology.
More or less the same thing happened during endurance race: but this time is was with Cadei. However the result was the same: a spin and a spoiled race. Cadei was deemed responsible for this collision and so the marshals imposed a stop and go penalty.
This doesn't console me very much because my goal this weekend in Misano was different. Though if I look at my performance, I realize that I made some significant progress.Nonetheless, it's time for me to see the positive side of this progress. I just hope that my adversaries will have more sportsmanlike behaviour at the next rounds and have learnt from the penalties imposed by the marshals.