AVF by Adrian Valles endured a tough Sunday at Monza, home of the seventh round of the Formula V8 3.5 season.
Tom Dillmann scored a positive fourth place at the end of the qualifying session, but his pace in race 2 was not as competitive as hoped. So the Frenchman had to fight hard to defend his position and eventually crossed the line in P8. Dillmann remains at the top of the championship table with 193 points. Team mate Alfonso Celis Jr saw his car’s handling compromised by an incident at the start. The young Mexican salvaged a points finish with P10.
Formula V8 3.5 will back in action at Jerez de la Frontera on the 29th and 30th of October for the penultimate round of the 2016 series.
Alfonso Celis Jr (#15) – Q2 – P12 1:36.722; Race 2 – P10 +24.692
“It’s been a pretty disappointing weekend for sure, even if we ended both races in the points. We had to improve our qualifying performance, while at the start today a car went into me and my suspension was completely bent. It was like driving on three wheels, so I just focused on finishing the race. Now let’s move on to the next round”.
Tom Dillmann (#16) – Q2 – P4 1:35.269; Race 2 – P8 +9.898
“This morning we had a good qualifying session, our shape appeared promising, but in the race we had no pace at all. The car balance was not there, and I couldn’t do anything more than this. P8 is really bad for us as we lost many points for the championship. We need to be back at the top in Jerez and Barcelona: I’m confident because we seem to have a competitive set-up for those tracks. Now we have no margin for further errors”.