ART Grand Prix driver Frederik Vesti finishes off his FIA Formula 2 season with mixed feelings. Looking back, the Danish driver explains his frustration for the 2022 season and looks forward for the upcoming 2023 FIA Formula 2 season
“A bit of a mis-opportunity to be honest. I was in a good lap in quali, I had a gearbox issue, which put us at the back of the grid. We fought really hard for the races.”
Vesti went ahead and described his Feature Race performance as “not enough,” finishing in P9 in the Drivers Standings Championship, falling seven positions behind teammate Theo Pouchaire.
“To finish P9 in the championship is really disappointing after a promising season,” said the ART Grand Prix driver.
Nevertheless, Vesti doesn’t lose hope for new opportunities, preparing to return for the 2023 FIA Formula 2 season with a higher sense of competition.
“This year I’ve shown my performance, I’ve shown that I can do it, and I’ve also shown that I can’t do it consistently, and that’s exactly what I need to work on until we start racing again in Bahrain next year”
With his first victory taking place in Baku for the Sprint Race, the Danish driver collected a decent amount of points throughout his first season in the FIA Formula 2.
“You always expect one season, you want to dominate straight away. I have very strong sponsors and people who are supporting me. I’m happy to get another shot next year with all the experience and knowledge I got now.”
While it may seem like a bittersweet finish to the season, Vesti is set to test for Mercedes F1 team on November 22 and 23 in the Yas Marina track.
Vesti ends the season with 117 points.
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