Silverstone: Wet and Windy on a June Weekend

Silverstone – one of the most iconic tracks in the world and my home turf. It was a mix of conditions over the weekend that really put all of us through our paces on the track.

I went into qualifying ready for a hairy session ahead due to the rain. I managed to find myself a good gap and kept pumping in the lap times. As the qualifying went on, the track started to dry and unfortunately I got stuck in a bit of traffic so I wasn’t able to get the best time when the track was at its best but I still ended up 5th.

11257835_972364149470509_598102810620449085_nDuring race one there was practically 0 visibility due to the spray. It was my first ever race on a wet track in the F56. I had a good start initially but managed to lose two places due to a bit too much
wheel spin. I just kept my cool, kept it consistent and managed to get into P3 and managed to stay there for the remainder of the race. I was pretty chuffed with a podium finish on my first wet race in the new car.

The weather on day two was a lot clearer so we were all back to the slicks. I started race two feeling pretty confident about getting back on the podium after starting 5th. But after two incidents causing me to come off the track including a panoramic view of the track I lost my position. I managed to get the fastest lap but due to the incidents I finished in 15th.

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Race 3: I managed to get into 10th in the first few laps but after some absolute carnage on the track I found myself in an 8-way battle for the lead. Some great close racing and I managed to secure 6th place. Not quite 3rd but a great result

Overall, it was a brilliant weekend with some ups and downs and some good points scored. Bring on Brands Hatch!

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