#27 Dan Ticktum (GBR – Motopark Dallara Volkswagen)
Qualifying 1: 3rd – Race 1 Grid: 3rd – Race 1 Result: 3rd
Qualifying 2: 3rd – Race 2 Grid: 3rd – Race 2 Result: 3rd
Qualifying 2nd time: 3rd – Race 3 Grid: 3rd – Race 3 Result: 4th
FIA F3 European Championship position: 1st – 264 points – after 24 of 30 races
Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum racked up two thirds and a fourth at the Nürburgring and hangs onto the lead in the FIA F3 European Championship with six races remaining. The 19-year-old Briton was quick throughout the event, ending Free Practice in second place and taking third all the way through qualifying in his Motopark Dallara Volkswagen.
“It was a solid enough weekend, not particularly eventful,” explained Ticktum. “It is a shame qualifying wasn’t a little better, down to me in first session, a little more the car in the second and round here there is nowhere to pass, you just can’t get close enough.”
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“The team worked hard at it all weekend, we all did but we never quite found the sweet spot and we were struggling with understeer. That is where I lost a place at the start of Race 3, the track had got hotter and I really fought all the way through to hold fourth. I was knackered by the end, just working at the car the whole race.”
“There were a few people shaking their heads this weekend as someone has found a bit of pace from somewhere, a bit of a mystery but that’s not my problem. I am just keeping my head down and working with the guys to make the best out of what we’ve got and we are looking forward to the Red Bull Ring. That’s a great track and I think we can do a really good job there,” enthused the points leader.
Source: Red Bull Junior Team – https://win.gs/2wYnOLR