THOUGHTS FROM ZENDELI, SARGEANT AND HUGHES
FIA System 3: Howdy and welcome to the click conference with the stop three qualifiers for Hump 1 of this weekend’s FIA System 3 Championship round at Mugello. We’re joined by pole-sitter Lirim Zendeli for Trident. In second space is Logan Sargeant for PREMA Racing, and third is Jake Hughes for HWA RACELAB. Lirim, your second pole space in three races, and your third entrance row delivery in a row. Correct how delighted are you to be ending the season like this?
Lirim Zendeli: Yeah, completely delighted. We did a sizable job. Now we delight in had a sizable performance within the last few races, and I’m delighted to live the closing Qualifying session of the Championship in P1.
FIA System 3: After we glimpse at day after nowadays’s inch, how vital is that this Qualifying performance and to be ready to delivery from pole, on a observe that seems to be as if it could possibly per chance also possibly be annoying to overtake on, even in a System 3 automobile?
Lirim: It’s in all probability you’ll per chance also fair delight in a prolonged straight, and you best in all probability delight in one DRS zone. I concentrate on tyre management will in all probability be vital right here. This would per chance also fair not be easy to cease within the serve of with out losing your tyres, so this shall be a tyre management inch. We are going to deserve to ogle. I will are attempting to cease in entrance after which explore what occurs.
FIA System 3: Correct luck day after nowadays. Logan, transferring on to you. Correct 0.034 seconds off pole space, which can per chance delight in been some pretty treasured aspects within the Championship fight. Are you delighted with a top five beginning space day after nowadays, given your grid penalty?
Logan Sargeant: Successfully I could not procure the four aspects with the penalty anyway, which is extra or much less unfortunate. Nevertheless anyway, we didn’t procure it within the live. I used to be delighted with the lap I put collectively this day. I didn’t quite feel as happy as traditional. I concentrate on we went quite of outrageous within the course of the session, but I’m level-headed delighted to drag out a pretty ethical lap. Initiating P5 with my grid tumble, I’ve acquired some work to form. Nevertheless as I’ve acknowledged within the past, at this point I in actual fact don’t delight in the relaxation to lose. I’m in it to take hang of it, so I will in all probability be pushing.
FIA System 3: Oscar (Piastri) is down in 16th space I concentrate on after his penalty, so does it feel like a mountainous opportunity day after nowadays to not much less than close that gap?
Logan: Every weekend is a mountainous opportunity. As we noticed in Monza, the relaxation can happen. I true deserve to form the correct I’m capable of, maximise the auto and my in all probability, and if that’s enough within the live, that’s enough. If it’s not, I will true deserve to are dwelling with that.
FIA System 3: We are going to explore how day after nowadays goes. Correct luck. Jake, true transferring on to you. Another strong Qualifying, after just a few important Fridays in Spa and Monza. Correct to enact on a relative high, or are you frustrated not to be on pole?
Jake Hughes: To be fair correct I used to be quite of bit frustrated within the instantaneous aftermath of the session. I concentrate on we had a terribly ethical automobile. Obviously, we topped observe and quite early on felt happy accessible. On the first space, I concentrate on I used to be fastest as correctly in Qualifying. It used to be very tight but but it used to be level-headed P1. Then the first lap of the second space, for regardless of cause, I didn’t procure my tyres ready. I felt like I did the same thing, but they weren’t ready for the first lap. The second lap used to be then an ‘on the threshold’ lap, shall we’re asserting. The tyres had been struggling and till the closing two corners I used to be up on the pole time, but they couldn’t hang on.
FIA System 3: With pole space, Lirim has long gone earlier than you within the standings. What are your targets for this closing round?
Jake: To be fair correct, I’m not absorbing. P7 or P8 – it doesn’t in actuality matter to me. I got right here right here for a lot larger than that. I know I’m ethical enough for a lot larger than that. I concentrate on, realistically, it would delight in been advantageous to procure the pole, and clearly it could possibly per chance be advantageous to procure the grab. Over this year, we’ve been quite strong on inch tempo, so hopefully that continues.
FIA System 3: Thank you. Lirim, true returning to you. A an identical ask to Jake’s in actuality. What are your targets this weekend? We know there’s a Championship on the freeway, but you’ve acquired a sizable likelihood of winning from pole.
Lirim: For me, it’s true ending the season on a high. I’m aiming for the grab. Sadly, we didn’t delight in some sizable races in mid-season, but I will deserve to are dwelling with it and are attempting to form the correct day after nowadays and on Sunday.