A solid performance for Theo Pourchaire, as he concludes Saturday’s Sprint Race in P9 after starting his race in tenth position, and completing a brilliant overtake in Turn 1.
Particularly satisfied with the pace the car had, the Frenchman was not shy of showing his appreciation for the work done by his team at ART Grand Prix.
“The car was good, so thanks to the team. Unfortunately it was so hard to overtake today, we had tailwind right before Turn 6, which made it impossible for us to overtake”.
The 19-year-old was only one of the many drivers mentioning the very challenging racing conditions found in Abu Dhabi, claiming many victims each year.
The extremely high track temperatures and the consequent high rate of tyre degredation, mixed with tailwind streams hitting in certain sectors of the track, make of the YAS Marina Circuit one of the most tamed circuits on the calendar.
Pourchaire will be looking for another brilliant start in the Feature Race from P3, and to perform just as well as in the previous race. “If we do a good start, then we could end up being in P2 or P1 and have good chances to score points”. With a team championship title still at stake, every single point matters.
Pourchaire will be joining his competitors on the grid for the Feature Race today at 09:00 AM (GMT).
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