F3 – Submit Qualifying Press Convention
F3 – 2021 season/ Spherical 4 Budapest – Submit-qualifying press convention transcript
Ideas from Leclerc, Hauger and Doohan
FIA Method 3: Congratulations to the highest three Qualifiers for Race 3 of the FIA Method 3 Championship right here on the Hungaroring. In third place, Jack Doohan for Trident. In second place Dennis Hauger for PREMA Racing and taking his first pole in Method 3 our pole sitter Arthur Leclerc additionally for PREMA. Arthur, a unbelievable end result for you, how satisfying is that this second?
Arthur Leclerc: It is an incredible second, particularly on this monitor as a result of I’ve by no means raced right here so it is much more particular. There’s loads of corners, loads of high-speed corners, it is one of many trickiest tracks I’ve skilled for now so I am actually comfortable to get the pole right here, first pole of the season. We improved quite a bit with the crew and with the Ferrari Driver Academy, easy methods to strategy the issues in Quali particularly as a result of it was not my strongest level at first of the yr, however we made it!
FIA Method 3: Are you able to inform us just a little bit extra about that as a result of your earlier greatest in Qualifying was ninth. So, what have you ever modified by way of your strategy, and in addition on the automotive?
Leclerc: I modified quite a bit the strategy. Just a few issues on the automotive first, just like the set-up. We discovered a bit higher set-up for the way we strategy Quali and me, my mindset and the way I am going into Quali is basically vital. I believe in Paul Ricard and the earlier races I used to be possibly placing just a little bit extra stress on myself, however we all know that we have now the tempo, we’ve confirmed that we have now the tempo, we simply must be a bit extra calm, a bit extra affected person, and the outcomes will come.
FIA Method 3: Now you are going to be taking a three-place penalty in Race 1 which is a hangover from the final race in Austria. How robust will or not it’s to make progress on condition that this can be a very tight monitor and naturally you have not been right here earlier than so by way of discover the proper overtaking locations?
Leclerc: I believe it won’t be straightforward, we all know that this monitor is basically actually onerous to overhaul. It is one step greater than Barcelona or Paul Ricard so for certain it won’t be straightforward, however I am taking it. I did a mistake in Austria, so I’ve to pay for it. So, we’ll begin P15 in Race 1 and I’ll do my greatest to come back again to the highest twelve to do one thing in Race 2.
FIA Method 3: Nice stuff Arthur! Dennis, coming to you now. Only one tenth of a second behind your teammate, how good was that lap proper on the finish of the session?
Dennis Hauger: It was fairly a messy session general for me there was some issues at first that had been my mistake, however we acquired again within the rhythm regardless. However then I could not get my engine began due to the warmth so the water temperature went up, we simply tried to get one final lap proper on the finish it was fairly dangerous as a result of everybody was on their in-laps and had already performed their lap. I actually needed to push and provides every thing, and that final one wasn’t excellent. I believe the potential was there to be on prime, however general, I used to be actually pleased with that final lap and getting as much as the second place on the grid. I believe it is a good place to begin from for Sunday’s race.
FIA Method 3: The monitor circumstances had been quite a bit hotter in Qualifying that they have been throughout observe this morning, what challenges did that current?
Hauger: I consider folks put their quickest lap at first of the session, or on their second set, so I wasn’t actually certain how fast the monitor was in that final minute. It was fairly difficult as a result of the monitor was altering from Free Observe all the best way to Quali so it was fairly difficult. You actually needed to try to handle it, actually give every thing on the market and attempt to maximise it though it wasn’t straightforward as a result of it was altering each lap.
FIA Method 3: You’ve got a 41-point benefit within the Championship coming into this spherical. What is going on to be your strategy this weekend?
Hauger: It is nonetheless an extended season forward so I believe I am simply having the identical mindset I’ve had all season; it is working nicely thus far. Clearly, the Qualifying has been robust, so we simply have to consider the races, keep calm and get the factors at nicely I believe that is what gained us final weekend so we simply should try to preserve that rhythm going.
FIA Method 3: Thanks Dennis. Jack coming to you, many congratulations, though you appeared just a little pissed off by the visitors on the finish of the session.
Jack Doohan: It wasn’t very best for me, I believe lots of people would like to be P3 however at present we had the potential for far more. We could not get the automotive began once we had been alleged to go for related causes to Dennis; too excessive gasoline stress, the temperature was too excessive. So, I did not suppose I used to be going to get out, however fortunately, we did. Then we simply weren’t in place for some cause, lots of people had been making loads of errors and the 4 automobiles in entrance of me managed to run huge and go off the monitor. So, I used to be handing over on grassy street after which acquired impeded within the second sector after which additionally sadly into Flip 12. I do not know if the motive force noticed me or not, so I did not know in the event that they had been going to get out of the best way. So, for the optimum lap of the session to have it like that was very disappointing. The session wasn’t going very best for the primary run, I wasn’t fully comfortable, so we made an adjustment for the second run which was quite a bit higher, however I took a little bit of warning as a result of I did not know the way it was going to react. I knew I had a plan up my sleeve after the second run however sadly did not get to indicate it within the third run.
FIA Method 3: Jack you say you were not comfortable together with your first run in Qualifying, however you’d nonetheless made what appeared like fairly an enormous step from observe? Had you modified the automotive a lot?
Doohan: No, I did not run new tyres in observe, so I used to be actually comfortable in observe truly, when everybody was on the identical tyres, we had been the quickest by a margin. Then everybody went for brand spanking new tyres, and we caught to our programme so it does not actually matter there isn’t any factors awarded there’s nothing to achieve. So long as we do our half and follow our programme, what issues is what we accumulate for Qualifying.
FIA Method 3: Nice, thanks all!