The tenth round of the season was disappointing for the Norwegian rookie, Dennis Hauger. The driver started off his weekend with decent results during Practice, finishing in P7.
The Red Bull Junior managed to qualify in eighth place for the Sprint Race; however, after a collision with Logan Sargeant, both drivers had to retire from the race, leaving them scoreless.
Hauger started the Feature Race on Sunday in eighth place, but it soon turned into a relative disaster when he slowly started dropping positions and wound up in 19th place. This is the lowest result for the driver since the first round in Sakhir, where he also finished P19 in the Feature Race.
The Red Bull Junior driver expressed his frustration: “Just a bit of a hopeless one as we struggled on both tyres. The start and the first couple of laps weren’t too bad but we couldn’t keep the tyres for some reason”.
This round was in all difficult for PREMA Racing, since neither Hauger nor Daruvala were able to score any points in the races. The Italian team leaves Hungary with 0 points. PREMA Racing is currently in fifth place in the Teams Standings with 161 points.
Hauger reflected on his performance during the weekend: “I felt I was driving quite safe but couldn’t manage it in the end. Honestly, I’m feeling a bit lost right now, but we have the summer break to try and sort things out”.
With only four more rounds to conclude the season, Hauger maintains hope for the upcoming rounds: “We will really make an effort to try to reset a bit and get back in the rhythm, although it’s been a few hard rounds”.
Hauger is currently in 12th place in the Driver’s Championship.
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