EUROSERIES CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND FOUR
Pau and Spa-Francorchamps, the F3 Euroseries championship
had a date with the third weekend of the season in a row,
through the famous streets of Monaco. The ASM team perfectly
negotiated the impressive challenge this eventsrepresented
and honoured their championship leader status by winning the
7th and 8th races of the year in front of the best audience.
qualifying session was extremely important as it determined
grid positions for Fridays and Saturdays races.
Both drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil, took control
of the most important row on the grid of the season, as overtaking
through these tight twisty streets is far from easy.
had a perfect start from pole for race one, and soon gained
a two second advantage on teammate. Adrian was unable to challenge
the British driver, despite a strong comeback near the end
of the race, recording an exceptional time of 128017,
half a second ahead of the previous days pole position!
Thanks to impeccable performances from both drivers in the
first race, the ASM team notched upits fourth double win of
second race, which took place on Saturday after the F1 qualifying
session, was a different story for the ASM drivers, despite
an excellent start from Lewis that was well protected by Adrian.
After building a two second gap to his teammate once again,
Lewis had an incident at the swimming pool corner that saw
his Dallara Mercedes hug the barrier slightly before returning
to the circuit without losing any positions.
as bad as it could have been, but Lewis spent the following
lap checking how bad the car had been damaged and become
quite uncomfortable as Adrian continued his charge close behind.
Lewis flew to victory feeling the pressure from his teammate,
who lost control of his car while braking at Sainte Dévote,
10 laps from the finish.
the end of the event, Lewis Hamilton continued to hold the
championship lead with 69 points 24 points ahead of
his first runner up, James Rossiter on 45. Adrian Sutil is
now third with 43 points while ASM is in the lead of the constructors
championship with 108 points.
been fantastic, really, a great emotional weekend! I made
a big mistake in race 2 and was close to crashing, but Lady
Luck was on board with me and I didnt damage the car
too much and I could eventually win. In Monaco it is like
a dream came true. My dream has always been to race in Monaco
in F1 or a competitive single-seater and I had the opportunity
this year. I secured pole position and two wins and it is
just fantastic and down to the team effort. I would like to
was a very nice weekend, especially here in Monaco on this
fantastic track. The first race was very good. I took a good
start, I clocked good lap times, and I was very happy to finish
2nd behind Lewis. The car was good in race 2 and I was pushing
hard to try and overtake Lewis, but I made a mistake. I braked
a bit too late and crashed the car at Sainte Devote and the
race was over for me. Nevertheless, the team did a great job
once more this weekend and Im looking forward to the
were close to do the perfect weekend but it was nevertheless
very good. Lewis did great with the pole and two wins and
it was great to have the two cars on the front row at each
race and to see them secure a 1-2 in race 1. The only bad
thing of the weekend was Adrians accident while he was
chasing after Lewis and having an excellent race. Our drivers
showed their speed and talent and domination. Lewis and ASM
are increasing the gap at the drivers and teams rankings,
which confirms our very good start of the season and can only
be encouraging for the next meeting.