Richard Verschoor will start the final Sprint Race of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 season after qualifying 10th in today’s session on pole.
Although it isn’t as high up the grid as he would like to be, P10 puts the young Dutchman in a great position to take his second win of the season in Saturday’s Sprint Race.
Earlier today, Verschoor spoke to our broadcast journalist at insideF2, L.A Wilshaw:
“Tomorrow [Saturday] is less points. We will try to do our best but it’s just a shame because I made quite a big mistake in qualifying and looking at how tight it was, it’s a bit of an expensive mistake. I hope I can make up for it in the next two races.”
Verschoor recognised that despite his mistake, he could’ve been in a much worse position.
The top 10 is reversed after each qualifying session for the Sprint Race on Saturday and the first 10 drivers to cross the line on Sunday all score points, meaning 10th isn’t a bad place to start for the Trident driver.
“It is important to qualify top 10 so even if we had quite a bad session for the feeling and with the mistake to still be in the top 10, of course not ideal, but we still have the chance for two good races. So yeah, let’s see.”
Tomorrow’s race starts at 16:20 local time, just before Formula One Qualifying. Verschoor lines up alongside Liam Lawson, who qualified ninth fastest.
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