Jack Doohan finished qualifying as seventh fastest in this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Qualifying session at Silverstone. However, despite getting a top ten start for both races, the Australian was disappointed by his lack of qualifying pace.
Speaking to insidef2 about his position, Doohan said: “[It’s] not ideal, disappointed, to say the least.
“We felt pretty strong this morning and we should’ve been quickest if it wasn’t for the red flag and my fastest lap was without DRS.
“So I was quite confident with a heavy car and on hards that we would be able to do a good job in quali on the soft.
“But, for some reason, it didn’t transform and we were left in a position where the package just didn’t feel connected.”
The Australian explained that he wasn’t even expecting to grab a top ten start and was surprised when he found out his best qualifying time resulted in a decent starting position.
“To be honest, to finish seventh, I was quite relieved because I wasn’t thinking that I was going to be in the top ten.
“[It was] disappointing, but I think we have a good heavy fuel car on the hards so it was decent this morning, so I’m hoping it’ll be like that tomorrow.”
He also spoke to us about his chances for Saturday’s Sprint Race, where he will start from fourth place on the reverse grid.
When asked if he thinks he can make it to the podium, the Australian teenager said: “I think so, you know it’s a long race and there’s an opportunity here to overtake with two long straights with DRS, so we’ll see what happens.
“Me and the package are working well together, and the management as well and hopefully we can get a podium finish.”
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