Maini Optimistic Despite ‘Disappointing’ P8 in F2 Qualifying

Maini Optimistic Despite ‘Disappointing’ P8 in F2 Qualifying

Kush Maini Formula 2

Invicta Racing’s Kush Maini says he’s excited about his prospects at Round 8 of the FIA Formula 2 season despite what he called a ‘disappointing’ Qualifying result. 

The Indian driver ended the session eighth fastest on Friday, despite having been among those threatening to grab pole position for Sunday’s Feature Race.

“[I am] a bit disappointed, considering we were fighting for pole [on the first set of tyres],” Maini told InsideF2’s Fraser Ford in the Silverstone paddock.

The Alpine Academy driver said there were some adjustments made to the car between the two runs in the session that ‘went the wrong way’.

It does mean though that he’ll be able to challenge for victory in the reverse-grid Sprint Race, thanks to the top 10 qualifiers being reversed for that race.

“It keeps us in a good window for tomorrow’s race and Sunday’s race,

“I’m excited to hopefully get some good points and restart out championship a bit,” the 23-year-old said.

Maini showed excellent speed in the early rounds of the season, but his championship challenge has faltered recently.

He said: “I’m taking it race-by-race, I’m definitely thinking of points.

“We’ve lost out on three weekends which we had no control over, just some fundamental issues and really no where on pace.

“We need some strong weekends to bounce back.”

Image: Invicta Racing PR

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