I finally saw the checkered flag!
Qualy was quite good but I could have done a little bit better. I was consistently running 2 tenth faster 5 minutes before qualification One tenth better and I was in 11th… 17th wasn’t so bad anyway.
I began very cautiously behind my team mate Jesper. On the first lap many drivers took advantage of that but still on first lap, 3 or 4 drivers went off after the straight.
I was 15th after one lap. Then I raced all laps within one second of the car in front of me… Doing very slow times compared to what I was doing in training. First two stints I was behind Ryan Tepstra. I tried to overtake him but we almost touched so I decided not to risk the race for one spot and I stayed behind. Last stint Paul Illbrink overtook after the straight on his out lap and that was it. Another 18 laps in dirty air, not a single clean lap…
Anyway 11th is a good result that puts me in 23rd place. Qualification hopes are back but it’s going to be tight until the end if Max can run another 2 top 5 on last two races.
Thanks a lot to my team Apex Racing UK and specially to Alex for the support .
Grats to Jesper. 7th with no practice!
See you at Spa. I hopefully will do better than last race there.