Martins: “I didn’t need to change the world” after errors early in the season and upturn in form

Martins: “I didn’t need to change the world” after errors early in the season and upturn in form

Alpine Fully Behind Martins

Victor Martins has enjoyed a superb run of form in Formula 2, scoring his first victory in the Feature Race at Silverstone to put him fifth in the championship.

The FIA F3 champion made mistakes on the track early in the season but has ironed those out to become even more competitive for ART.

The Frenchman was asked by insideF2 whether he changed his approach during recent events after his upturn in form.

“I also feel it was always a little mistake with big consequences. So I didn’t need to change the world. Just keep going, keep trying, keep working hard with the team.

“Some things went in the good direction. I understood how to manage the races. As I said, the qualifying has never been a problem. 

“I have always been in the top eight and most of the time in the top three, which is the most important thing in F2 because you need to start well.”

Martins underlined the importance of a good result in qualifying, particularly for Sunday’s Feature Race, as that event carries more points than Race 1.

“If you want some opportunities to score points, you need at least to be in the top five to get some possibilities in the Sprint Race, but also in the Feature Race, which is the most important. “And then I think it was just consistency.”

The Alpine young driver has produced impressive championship wins throughout his career, winning the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2020 and the FIA F3 title last year.

Stability has been critical towards his success, winning both championships with the French team ART Grand Prix.

Martins has developed his vast array of skills on and off the track to maximise his performances, and the fine margins are making a big difference.

“I was consistently growing up and improving as a driver and as a person, trying to understand everything, as many things as possible to step up on the driving side, mentality in the car also, and find those little details which were making the difference. 

“In the end, it’s starting to pay off. So I will just continue, keep the momentum, use the confidence, and we will continue like that. 

“When it’s going well, it’s easier, of course, but you still need to work a lot, keep going, keep focused and continue in this way.”

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