Luca Ghiotto has put the work in ahead of Mugello
Luca has had some really positive performances this year in what was always going to be a challenging year with a rookie team in Formula 2.
However, Hitech Grand Prix have shown their pedigree on and off the track with race wins and points finishes. The British based team currently sit an impressive fourth in the Teams Championship.
Ghiotto himself though will hope to have a strong weekend given his experience in the championship.
Mugello poses some unique challenges for the drivers and it’s a track he knows fairly well. This should bode well for the Italian going into a weekend when he should have an slight advantage vs the rest of the pack whom are racing for the first time in Tuscany.
“It’s exciting to be in Mugello! It is a shame we wont have any fans as It’s never been on the F1 calendar but seeing how many people went there for the Moto GP I am pretty sure having it in a normal season would have been as amazing as Monza.”
Luca has planned ahead for this unique Italian double-header, when we spoke to him ahead of last weekend race he was excited to tell us that he had plans to mark the events,
“It’s the first year i’m doing a special helmet for my home race and because we are having two races in Italy I will be doing one for Monza and one for Mugello. So I thought this would be a good way to celebrate it.”
The advantage that Luca could have this weekend is the knowledge of the circuit. Many drivers have only a SIM to draw upon and despite this being a useful tool to learn the basics the physical nature of the track will pose the most questions. We asked Luca about what demands the circuit has especially given that the Formula 2 steering is much heavier,
“It’s a big talking point for everyone, Mugello is high speed and all the corners are physical even in cars with power steering. I think the physical conditions of the driver will be a big part of the game. At the end of the races we will see who has trained well and who hasn’t.”
Look out for drivers arms post session and as Luca says we will see who has been putting the upper body work in ahead of this weekend and the third of the high speed tracks.
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