Current FIA Formula 2 Championship leader Frederik Vesti says he has a lot of confidence for the next few rounds of the 2023 season.
The Danish driver extended his championship advantage over ART’s Théo Pourchaire, after finishing second in Sunday’s Feature Race in Hungary.
Invicta Virtuosi driver Jack Doohan won the Feature Race on Sunday from pole position, his first victory in almost a year.
And after two races without scoring, the Mercedes Junior driver said it was ‘very important’ to bounce back, especially after retiring from the Feature Race at Silverstone.
Speaking in the post-race press conference on Sunday, the PREMA driver said it was important to show up in Budapest with confidence.
“The consistency is a bit like a snowball,” the 22-year-old said, adding: “It is the momentum you build, I think since Monaco I have had very good rhythm.”
And but for a late safety car in the Austrian Feature Race, Vesti could have won there too, but Dutchman Richard Verschoor capitalized to triumph for VAR.
Over the last five rounds, Vesti has scored 91 points, while title rivals Pourchaire and DAMS driver Ayumu Iwasa have scored 79 and 74 respectively, resulting in the 11-point lead Vesti holds with four rounds remaining.
This ‘snowball’ of points for Vesti means he is justified in his confidence as this season heads towards its conclusion.
But that DNF in Silverstone interrupted the form Vesti had been enjoying.
Speaking about preparing to bounce back, the Dane said it was about working away from the track to think about what can be done to show up with confidence.
“Being fast in practice, qualifying, and being competitive in both races. That is the way you have to bounce back,” the championship leader said.
Vesti added the weekend felt “good” and it was “nice” to have a small lead at the top of the championship again.
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