F2 – Post Qualifying Press Convention
Suggestions from Sette Câmara, Ilott and Delétraz
FIA Formula 2: Hello and welcome to the clicking convention with the cease three qualifiers for the next day to come’s FIA Formula 2 Feature Trot right here in Abu Dhabi. We’re joined by pole sitter Sérgio Sette Câmara for DAMS, in second space is Callum Ilott for Sauber Junior Crew by Charouz and third is Louis Delétraz for Carlin. Sérgio, your second pole location of this season, appropriate pronounce us how correct modified into that lap?
Sérgio Sette Câmara: It modified into a correct lap, even supposing Sector 1 modified into not that big no doubt. It is miles anxious right here in Abu Dhabi to be 100% ready and to predict the steadiness of the automobile into Turn 1, within the kind of pointy corner. I below-judged that, nonetheless after that I modified into appropriate regaining time all the draw via the lap in comparison with my earlier strive. I wasn’t expecting the kind of monumental enchancment and I modified into surprised when I crossed the line to leer that it modified into within the 1m 49s. I had a gorgeous correct Sector 3, so I contemplate that explains it. I had made errors in my earlier strive there, so I modified into expecting that to be my main enchancment space. I am chuffed about the pole location. I know that there modified into a puny bit of a success element occurring there, because there modified into a driver spinning and a total lot of the different drivers couldn’t build a laptime. If I bear in mind successfully, these two guys with me right here had been within the cease three with me within the most fundamental urge, so as that will perhaps be a correct signal and that makes this day’s pole a puny bit extra effective because it modified into the identical of us going instant on the most fundamental urge which might well well be right here. So, I sing they’d the lag all along as successfully.
FIA Formula 2: You repeat making a few errors to your first urge. Clearly, you guys practice in daytime, within the warmth, and then it be crucial to qualify at evening, so how delicate is it to catch all the issues out of the automobile in appropriate those few laps, in these stipulations?
Sérgio: I contemplate that it’s miles for all time delicate, nonetheless it no doubt is draw extra delicate in Free Practice, I would deliver. In Free Practice, within the event you tear out it feels imperfect, there isn’t very this kind of thing as a grip and likewise you enact a in point of fact messy lap and per chance which that you just might well perhaps even be no doubt fairly alright. Now, within the event you catch extra grip, all the issues is vivid and I contemplate that it’s miles suited-attempting how instant we can all catch the restrict. It is miles for all time anxious obviously, nonetheless if I needed to spotlight something that might well well be Free Practice, when we approach from our sofas – two months without driving, and then you catch a gorgeous anxious tune, paunchy of sand. That is the toughest share.
FIA Formula 2: Congratulations and successfully performed this day. Callum, intriguing on to you. You had been on provisional pole after those first runs, as Sérgio talked about. You had been appropriate below one tenth off pole location on the kill, enact you realize the place it bought away?
Callum Ilott: Yeah, the final corner! [Laughs] No it modified into a in point of fact stable first urge, I modified into truly contented with the automobile. I modified into taking into consideration making a cramped change, nonetheless no, all the issues modified into form of within the window. The main sector modified into correct, the second sector modified into correct, third sector modified into correct, and I possess appropriate attacked the final corner a puny bit and I anticipated to catch understeer, nonetheless I had oversteer. I misplaced what modified into potentially sufficient for pole doing that, nonetheless his [Sette Câmara] lap wasn’t orderly on the most fundamental corner, mine wasn’t on the final corner.
Sérgio: I made a mistake on the final corner as successfully! [Laughs]
Callum: Ok, successfully… Even worse then! [Laughs] I am truly contented with how we performed despite the truth that, obviously ending the season qualifying P2, I am truly contented with that. The team did a in point of fact correct job to characteristic all the issues up to let me enact that.
FIA Formula 2: You’ve gotten had a stable invent in phrases of qualifying, nonetheless you’re yet to possess a podium in a Feature Trot. What possess you ever learned via the season that will characteristic you up for the next day to come? Create you factor in which that you just might well convert from right here?
Callum: By the year we possess needed to toughen the begins, I contemplate that has gotten seriously higher than what it modified into. There had been aloof some guys who managed to enact fabulous stuff. I contemplate that the construction with the quali modified into making an attempt to search out what I loved from the automobile and what which that you just might well no doubt enact with the automobile, because you possess got bought four different tyre compounds. That it’s in all probability you’ll very successfully be qualifying on different compounds, and it’s miles terribly delicate to for all time catch the feeling of that. Going into the races, I possess established a puny bit extra of what I desire from the automobile within the poke, to form of assist build it aside. I aloof enact somethings flawed, typically I catch not fairly catch it appropriate with the automobile, so it’s miles appropriate all about specializing in those issues and ensuring that your total bundle is safe to you. You’ve gotten bought to enact the proper issues. Optimistically, that every goes ahead for the next day to come. It appears correct. I am lovely contented with the draw it modified into this day. Also, in checking out right here final year, when I did my first take a look at with this team, we had a in point of fact correct automobile and all the issues modified into impressive so I contemplate that we must for all time be alright.
FIA Formula 2: Thank you very fundamental. Louis, intriguing on to you. Here’s your first time within the cease three Qualifying press convention since Bahrain on the starting up of the season. What’s been the principle to starting and ending the season so strongly?
Louis Delétraz: Yeah, I am fairly contented with P3 this day. We’ve struggled a puny bit within the final few qualis. We’re for all time in an okay location nonetheless never within the cease three… P4, P5, P6. We’ve no doubt been a lot stronger in races not too long within the past than on quali lag, so as that is why I am contented to be right here this day because confidently we possess a correct poke lag the next day to come and starting ahead helps a lot!
FIA Formula 2: I modified into going to inquire that. In the final Feature Trot you had been on the podium, so enact you factor in you possess got bought the automobile to take a look at that consequence? Create you study sufficient about it within the stipulations you had earlier this day?
Louis: As Sergio said before, the tune from practice to quali has modified vastly. Or not it’s truly exceptional to mediate the place to head with the steadiness of the automobile. I contemplate we had been fairly correct this day, appropriate Sector 3 the place it modified into anxious for us, for each Carlins. Sector 1 and Sector 2 had been lovely-rapidly. On the total we know what steps to seize from quali to poke, so because the next day to come’s poke is at evening this would be a well-liked step as standard. That might assist.
FIA Formula 2: Upright success the next day to come. Sergio, appropriate returning to you. You are aloof in with a gamble of ending second total this season, and Nicholas [Latifi] is starting seventh. Create you factor in this affords you a monumental opportunity to no doubt build the stress on him heading into the final two races?
Sérgio: No I catch not contemplate so, not for P2 within the standings at least. I hope to per chance catch up to third. Most importantly I catch not are making an attempt to drop to fifth! [Laughs] In fourth I guarantee my Tidy Licence, and even supposing I am not going to F1 subsequent year it be for all time correct to be within the market with one. You characteristic yourself up to catch lucky, for a likelihood to video display up. Now not basically in a driver characteristic, nonetheless per chance in assessments or something. Or not it’s there to your CV, so I are making an attempt to possess it. Fourth at least ensures me that nonetheless obviously ending top three within the championship it methodology something extra – Top 3. Which it’s in all probability you’ll well be in a location to place it in a sentence and it sounds correct [laughs]. That might be effective. Or not it’s a monumental gap to Luca, I am not certain the place he’s starting, nonetheless he’s 20 functions ahead so I would deserve to catch rather a amount of disagreement. So, I am higher appropriate specializing in driving a correct poke and then seeing afterwards how the arithmetic are.