After Canamasas´ early retirement on Saturday at the Red Bull Ring, when a rrival closed the door, the Barcelona-born driver managed to pass twelve cars in rain-hit race 2 and almost scored points. His brilliant recovery driver has been instrumental in keeping the morale strong ahead of Silverstone.
Despite Sergio Canamasas pushed hard all weekend at the Red Bull Ring but it wasn´t easy. Spain´s only representative in the major Formula 1´s feeder series arrived in Austria after collecting points in Baku but his weekend didn´t go quite as planned.
Starting from the middle of the pack, Canamasas´ race came to an early end when he got involved in a crash with Gustav Malja. Malja moved off his racing line while defending his position and Canamasas couldn´t avoided him. It set off chain reaction and Canamasas also clashed with Axcil Jefferies. On Sunday, when the race was run in pouring rain, Carlin driver started from 22nd on the grid. But Canamasas emerged from rain and at the end of the race he almost made it into points paying positions. “My first race was very short after crashing at the start. But my performance was particularly rewarding on Sunday, when rain made the life of the drivers much harder. In my opinion, my result could have been even better if I was given more information via radio during the safety car period”, Canamasas explained. Another recovery drive performed by Carlin driver that, according Canamasas himself, “gives me a lot of hope for Silverstone. In spite I wasn´t able to collect any points in Spielberg, it was a weekend with changeable weather, exactly like Silverstone should be. Silverstone is the home event for Carlin and I will carry one official on-board cameras. I hope to do my best and give my fans a good result. If we are able to make a good start to the race weekend at Silverstone, this circuit could put us in contention for a first podium finish of the season after our fifth and sixth places in Barcelona and Baku”.
Friday´s free practice session is due to start at 13.00 and qualifying will take place at 16.55. Feature race is scheduled on Saturday at 15.40 and finally sprint race is slated for Sunday at 10.25. All times CET.