DAMS driver Dan Ticktum scored a pair of points finishes in a frenetic FIA Formula 2 Championship weekend at Sochi, Russia.
Dan climbed from 17th to 10th in the Feature Race, picking up two further points for the fastest lap, and was making progress on Sunday before a red flag ended his charge and he was classified eighth.
Dan Ticktum: “It’s the first time I’ve been to Sochi and it was a pretty mixed weekend. Qualifying wasn’t good, we couldn’t get the super soft compound tyres switched on, which made the Feature Race difficult starting from 17th. We were quick and managed the tyres well, I lost some places on the start because of an incident ahead, but overall we were happy with the pace. Starting from 10th in the Sprint Race I felt we were quick again and could have made up some more spots. The focus is now on improving qualifying ahead of Bahrain.”
Qualifying: 17th | Feature Race: 10th (FL) (+3 points) | Sprint Race: 8th (+0.5 points)