F2 – Submit Dash Race Press Convention
THOUGHTS FROM TICKTUM, LUNDGAARD AND DELÉTRAZ
FIA System 2: Whats up and welcome to the press convention with the highest three finishers in in the present day’s FIA System 2 Dash Race right here at Silverstone. We’re joined by race winner Dan Ticktum for DAMS, in second place is Christian Lundgaard for ART Grand Prix, and third is Louis Delétraz for Charouz Racing System. Dan, your first win in System 1, and at your own home race, however I think about these final laps have been actually tense contained in the automotive.
Dan Ticktum: The entire race to be trustworthy! There was by no means a uninteresting second, undoubtedly. I believe the primary 5 laps this season, in all stints, we have struggled in getting the tyres as much as temperature and being fast. I wasn’t nervous about ‘off the lights’, usually I have been fairly good, however I used to be a bit anxious in regards to the first 5 laps tempo to be trustworthy. I appear to have discovered, me, myself, and the group, the right way to get extra temp, and managed to remain forward. When it got here to the center section of the race, I used to be actually robust and I began to tug away. General, I believe the administration was actually good. The protection automotive clearly threw a little bit of a curve ball which I wasn’t notably pleased about on the time. We’ve got to take a look at whether or not I ought to have boxed to be trustworthy, as a result of the delta I had within the pit lane from the VSC was really fairly huge. We’ll take a look at that after. Anyway, the final three laps when the security automotive got here in, I used to be completely doing it as a result of I knew he was going to be very shut and he was. Yet one more nook and he would have handed me. I believe myself and the group did a fantastic job transferring ahead from the setup that we had yesterday. We undoubtedly went in the correct route. Like I stated, I have not gained a race for a very long time, I believe it is Macau 2018, and I do not wish to verify! To cross the road first, particularly at residence, was very particular. I will keep in mind this one.
FIA System 2: Congratulations. You additionally had a little bit of a wierd second when Callum (Ilott) was coming via the sphere however had a time penalty. What have been you pondering then if you noticed him developing so shortly? Have been you conscious of his penalty?
Dan: It was 50/50 in my thoughts. One, I needed to cross the road first as a result of it is a correct win, and two, I used to be sceptical of his tempo to be trustworthy. He was catching me by seven tenths per lap. I wasn’t flat out however I used to be fairly near being as quick as I might have been. I might have perhaps discovered three tenths a lap at that stage of the race, however I’d have destroyed the entrance left if I have been pushing greater than that. I do not really know what occurred. Did he spin?
FIA System 2: Yeah, Callum spun and prompted the security automotive.
Dan: Yeah, okay. Effectively, I knew that however I did not know if he’d crashed or not. I do not know. Possibly he pushed an excessive amount of. Possibly he thought he had nothing to lose due to the penalty, however on the finish of the day, even when he did get to me with the soiled air and all the pieces, it will have been fairly exhausting to move anyway. There have been some issues to take care of in that race, it wasn’t simple.
FIA System 2: Christian, transferring on to you. You offered loads of leisure for us in these remaining few laps. Simply discuss us via the decision to make the change for brand spanking new tyres.
Christian Lundgaard: I used to be really within the pit lane! I believe I used to be midway via the pit lane after which on the final second I used to be referred to as to field. We misplaced a little bit of time on the pit cease, which is why I got here out behind Maz (Nikita Mazepin). I believe if we’d have been forward of him we might have gained the race. Like I stated earlier, I am not dissatisfied in regards to the outcome. The group did a great job in the present day as a result of I used to be not anticipating something like this to occur. I believe a podium would undoubtedly have been potential and not using a security automotive as effectively, so ultimately I believe we obtained the utmost out of in the present day.
FIA System 2: I am instructed you are not an enormous fan of this circuit, however you have managed to tug out one other good outcome and it is actually helped your championship probabilities as effectively.
Christian: I do not know if it is one thing to do with my ends in earlier classes, however I’ve by no means been a fan of the place. Undoubtedly this yr it is a totally different story as a result of the vehicles are a lot faster. There’s much more downforce. I’ve additionally spoken to a few of the drivers on the grid that have been driving final yr. It is loads tougher bodily than final yr, however it does appear that we now have plenty of downforce. Maggots/Becketts are a few of the coolest issues I’ve carried out up to now this yr, and I am wanting ahead to Spa too. However, to come back again to in the present day, I am pleased.
FIA System 2: Congratulations, effectively carried out in the present day. Louis, your second podium of the season as effectively. Did that security automotive assist your race, or did it harm your probabilities?
Louis Delétraz: It is exhausting to say to be trustworthy. I am pleased with third. I used to be third earlier than the security automotive, and I completed third after. I could not do rather more. Simply earlier than the security automotive I used to be closing in. I would saved my tyres. Callum handed each of us after which I began to push, and I used to be fairly a bit quicker. I used to be lining up my transfer, however I by no means obtained the possibility. To be trustworthy, after I noticed him field, I believed it was a gift for me, as a result of he was by no means going to come back again. I believed there have been rather more vehicles behind. Then I obtained the decision on the radio telling me the place he was, and although that perhaps we must always have carried out it as effectively! It was an intense race, and I could not do rather more than that.
FIA System 2: It was a great drive, and it is a respectable run of outcomes for you as effectively after a tough weekend within the second spherical in Austria. What have you ever labored on? Are you getting extra snug with these tyres?
Louis: I believe the tyres have modified loads. We had a great first weekend with good factors, however I believe nobody might actually take a lot from the primary spherical. The second week on the Crimson Bull Ring we struggled loads. We undoubtedly had an actual subject, discovered what it was, and we labored loads on the automotive. I labored on myself as effectively, and it looks as if we’re getting it collectively. We’re nonetheless missing quali tempo. We simply qualify within the high 10, however it’s not sufficient. You simply make your life tougher. Race tempo appears to be wonderful. We’re not the quickest. I believe Virtuosi have been very spectacular. They each spun in the present day, however with out that I believe they may have gained. That is what we now have to work on.
FIA System 2: Thanks very a lot. Dan, simply returning to you. If we take a look at the championship image, it has been a great weekend with Robert failing to attain and Callum retiring as effectively. Does this really feel like a weekend if you’ve pulled your self again into rivalry within the title image?
Dan: I believe judging from earlier years and what we have seen at DAMS not less than, if I rating 20 factors on common per weekend, you are going to just about win. If I can get wherever close to to 20 factors most weekends… I believe we simply have not obtained the tempo for the time being in quali, so to be the place I’m. I believe there’s clearly bits I can work on nonetheless as a result of there’s loads to be taught on this class. I believe I’ve carried out a reasonably good job to be trustworthy, bringing the automotive as much as the reverse grid positions and stuff like that, to get essentially the most factors. I do not really know the place I’m now, however it’s all fairly shut now. I am unable to imagine Christian does not just like the circuit. That is very unusual to listen to to be trustworthy!