DAMS takes Silverstone F2 podium
DAMS took its 10th podium of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 season in the Silverstone Feature Race with Nicholas Latifi, who scored further points in the Sprint Race and closed in on the drivers’ championship lead, while Sergio Sette Camara also added to the tally.
Nicholas Latifi: “Qualifying was a bit frustrating as we had some engine limiter issues that cost us a chance to be further up the grid, possibly fighting for pole. Still, fourth was not a bad place to start. A fun Feature Race with some good battles fighting for the lead, unfortunately we just didn’t have the overall pace to push for it so I was disappointed for myself and the team because I was hoping to bring home a win. We had a good start to the Sprint Race, being quite aggressive as well but I damaged my tyres in the first two laps and from then I was hanging on to the end. It was a very difficult race to manage, so I’m happy to score points but even if we couldn’t move forward more.”
Sergio Sette Camara: “It’s not the event we expected. We had the car to fight for pole and in the Feature Race battled for the quickest laps and pace, but we’ve left Silverstone with only 14 points so it’s a shame for the team. I’m not happy with the weekend, we need to make fewer mistakes in Hungary and come back stronger.”
The eighth round of the 2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 2-4 August.
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