Jack Doohan is having a much more positive FIA Formula 2 round in Spain after difficulties throughout the opening stages of the season.
On Friday, he spoke to InsideF2’s Jim Kimberley about his improved feelings towards his 2023 Virtuosi. They caught up again after the Sprint Race to reflect on the Australian’s fifth place finish.
“To be honest the wet was going to create opportunity, for sure. In the end I would’ve preferred it to be dry because I think our pace was really strong in the dry. Unfortunately, we just didn’t get our car in the window for the wet and we were struggling quite a lot so quite lucky in the end to finish P5.”
“Once we put the slicks on they didn’t really come in too well but once they came in it was a little bit too late but the last lap was quite strong. It’s positive obviously, for tomorrow.”
He also told us that he’s been able to build his confidence after his crash in Monaco.
“Unfortunately, I struggled with the car for the whole first half of the season with stuff outside of my control. I was feeling confident in the test and in Monaco. Unfortunately shunted but… yesterday was good.”
“Today just in the wet we just didn’t have the right balance but that’s okay because the car still felt good, you know, in the sense of everything being how it should be. We were just a little bit outside the window.”
“I’m confident that tomorrow, dry or wet, that we should be on for a good result.”
“I feel good. In the end I didn’t get a quick lap on the board but the car felt strong in traffic as well. I was confident that if the VSC or SC would’ve finished earlier we could’ve ended up on the podium with the pace at the end there but yeah, that’s how it is. Little points today and big points tomorrow.”
On Sunday, Doohan will start third in the Feature Race and clearly he feels he could be on for a strong result with his new found confidence in the car!
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