Ahead of his maiden Formula 2 weekend, Isack Hadjar says he feels “ready to make big improvements” from his performance in Formula 2 testing.
The pre-season test took place in Bahrain in mid-February, and Hadjar’s initial feedback was that “The pace on short runs in the test felt really good” – an encouraging sign for the French rookie. He added that there were “still some things to improve on long runs” – but reassured that he knows what the issues were, and is “ready to make big improvements this weekend” in Bahrain.
Hadjar is no stranger to the Bahrain International Circuit, racing here last year in Formula 3. And it was also host to his first victory, something Hadjar says “brings back memories”. With Hitech having a good history in Bahrain – taking a podium finish every year of completion – Hadjar might be able to make more good memories.
As for his preparation for Bahrain, Hadjar had the following to say:
“I feel like you are never fully prepared and that there are always things to work on, but these last 2 weeks I have been on it with the team as much as I could, so that’s the most important.”
But in regards to the racing, one thing is clear for Hadjar: “I will be giving it a 100% and have no regrets at the end of the weekend.” – clear ambition from the 18-year-old Frenchman. But he is under no illusions of the challenge, stating that, “may make mistakes” along the way, and “that is part of the process.”
The Formula 2 Championship kicks off in Bahrain this weekend, with Qualifying on Friday at 19:30 GMT+3, the Sprint Race on Saturday at 16:15 GMT+3, and the Feature Race on Sunday at 13:20 GMT+3.
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