THOUGHTS FROM TICKTUM, LUNDGAARD AND DELÉTRAZ
FIA Map 2: Hello and welcome to the click convention with the tip three finishers in right this moment’s FIA Map 2 Traipse Traipse here at Silverstone. We’re joined by mosey winner Dan Ticktum for DAMS, in 2nd space is Christian Lundgaard for ART Gigantic Prix, and third is Louis Delétraz for Charouz Racing Machine. Dan, your first take hold of in Map 1, and at your space mosey, but I factor in those final laps were in fact nerve-racking inner the auto.
Dan Ticktum: The whole mosey to be excellent! There became by no device a tiring 2nd, for mosey. I specialise in the necessary five laps this season, in all stints, we have struggled in getting the tyres up to temperature and being mercurial. I wasn’t anxious about ‘off the lights’, in most cases I have been moderately factual, but I became a minute bit referring to the necessary five laps wobble to be excellent. I appear to have realized, me, myself, and the crew, how to catch more temp, and managed to put forward. When it came to the center section of the mosey, I became in fact tough and I began to blueprint again. Total, I specialise in the management became in fact factual. The safety car clearly threw a minute little bit of a curve ball which I wasn’t particularly fully happy about at the time. Now we need to gape at whether or no longer I will need to have boxed to be excellent, for the reason that delta I had in the pit lane from the VSC became in fact moderately colossal. We are going to have a observe at that after. Anyway, the final three laps when the protection car came in, I became fully doing it because I knew he became going to be very shut and he became. Yet every other corner and he would have passed me. I specialise in myself and the crew did a wide job transferring forward from the setup that we had the day earlier than right this moment. We for mosey went in the graceful route. Esteem I stated, I have never received a mosey for a in fact very lengthy time, I specialise in it is Macau 2018, and I accomplish no longer desire to study! To cross the road first, particularly at home, became very special. I will likely be conscious this one.
FIA Map 2: Congratulations. You additionally had a minute little bit of a appealing 2nd when Callum (Ilott) became coming by the self-discipline but had a time penalty. What were you pondering then as soon as you noticed him setting up so rapidly? Had been you attentive to his penalty?
Dan: It became 50/50 in my mind. One, I needed to cross the road first because it is a lawful take hold of, and two, I became sceptical of his wobble to be excellent. He became catching me by seven tenths per lap. I wasn’t flat out but I became moderately shut to being as swiftly as I’d have been. I can have maybe realized three tenths a lap at that stage of the mosey, but I’d have destroyed the entrance left if I were pushing bigger than that. I accomplish no longer in fact know what came about. Did he tear?
FIA Map 2: Yeah, Callum spun and triggered the protection car.
Dan: Yeah, okay. Effectively, I knew that but I didn’t know if he’d crashed or no longer. I accomplish no longer know. Maybe he pushed too famous. Maybe he belief he had nothing to lose thanks to the penalty, but at the tip of the day, even though he did catch to me with the dirty air and all the pieces, it will maybe well well have been moderately laborious to whisk anyway. There have been some issues to address in that mosey, it wasn’t easy.
FIA Map 2: Christian, transferring on to you. You provided numerous entertainment for us in those final few laps. Capable talk about us by the choice to construct the switch for new tyres.
Christian Lundgaard: I became in fact in the pit lane! I specialise in I became midway by the pit lane after which at the final 2nd I became called to box. We misplaced a minute little bit of time on the pit cease, which is why I came out expressionless Maz (Nikita Mazepin). I specialise in if we would have been earlier than him we can have received the mosey. Esteem I stated earlier, I’m no longer disenchanted referring to the consequence. The crew did a factual job right this moment because I became no longer watching for one thing fancy this to happen. I specialise in a podium would for mosey have been likely and not utilizing a safety car as smartly, so in the tip I specialise in we got the most out of right this moment.
FIA Map 2: I’m told you are no longer a immense fan of this circuit, but you have managed to drag out but one more factual consequence and it is in fact helped your championship possibilities as smartly.
Christian: I accomplish no longer know if it is one thing to attain with my ends in old categories, but I’ve by no device been partial to the space. In fact this year it is a uncommon fable for the reason that autos are so famous faster. There is device more downforce. I’ve additionally spoken to one of the most drivers on the grid that were utilizing final year. It be a lot more challenging physically than final year, but it absolutely does seem that we have got moderately a pair of downforce. Maggots/Becketts are a pair of of the coolest issues I’ve done to this level this year, and I’m having a observe forward to Spa too. But, to advance again again to right this moment, I’m fully happy.
FIA Map 2: Congratulations, smartly done right this moment. Louis, your 2nd podium of the season as smartly. Did that safety car advantage your mosey, or did it damage your possibilities?
Louis Delétraz: It be laborious to convey to be excellent. I’m fully happy with third. I became third sooner than the protection car, and I done third after. I might maybe well well no longer attain device more. Capable sooner than the protection car I became closing in. I’d saved my tyres. Callum passed both of us after which I began to push, and I became moderately a lot faster. I became lining up my switch, but I by no device got the probability. To be excellent, after I noticed him box, I belief it became a most widespread for me, because he became by no device going to advance again again. I belief there were device more autos expressionless. Then I got the choice on the radio telling me the put he became, and despite the indisputable truth that that maybe we will need to have done it as smartly! It became an intense mosey, and I might maybe well well no longer attain famous bigger than that.
FIA Map 2: It became a factual pressure, and it is a first rate mosey of results for you as smartly after a complex weekend in the 2nd spherical in Austria. What have you worked on? Are you getting more contented with these tyres?
Louis: I specialise in the tyres have changed a lot. We had a factual first weekend with factual aspects, but I specialise in no person might maybe well well in fact elevate famous from the necessary spherical. The 2nd week at the Red Bull Ring we struggled a lot. We for mosey had a true pickle, realized out what it became, and we worked a lot on the auto. I worked on myself as smartly, and it looks fancy we’re getting it together. We’re peaceful lacking quali wobble. We merely qualify in the tip 10, but it absolutely’s no longer sufficient. You merely build your lifestyles more challenging. Traipse wobble appears to be like to be soft. We’re no longer the quickest. I specialise in Virtuosi have been very impressive. They both spun right this moment, but without that I specialise in they would well merely have received. That’s what we have started working on.
FIA Map 2: Thanks very famous. Dan, merely returning to you. If we gape at the championship characterize, it has been a factual weekend with Robert failing to attain and Callum retiring as smartly. Does this in fact feel fancy a weekend as soon as you have pulled yourself again into rivalry in the title characterize?
Dan: I specialise in judging from old years and what we have considered at DAMS no longer much less than, if I secure 20 aspects on moderate per weekend, you are going to moderately famous take hold of. If I can catch anyplace device to 20 aspects most weekends… I specialise in we merely have not got the wobble for the time being in quali, so that you just might maybe be the put I’m. I specialise in there might maybe be clearly bits I can work on peaceful because there might maybe be a lot to be taught on this class. I specialise in I’ve done a pretty factual job to be excellent, bringing the auto up to the reverse grid positions and stuff fancy that, to catch the most aspects. I accomplish no longer in fact know the put I’m now, but it absolutely’s all moderately shut now. I am unable to deem Christian would no longer fancy the circuit. That’s very appealing to hear to be excellent!