Australia’s next F1 star, Thomas Maxwell was a very busy boy over the weekend as he contested the recent round of the Formula Renault Eurocup at the famous Nurburgring in Germany.
Unfortunately, it was a disappointing weekend all round for the Tech 1 Racing Team but despite the difficulties, Thomas jumped in feet first and was soon settled down to the task of dialing himself back in on the German circuit.
On Saturday the joined his teammate in the same qualifying group however, it was a disaster for Thomas whose session was ruined by a red flag in Q2 and he was forced to start from P14.
In the first race Thomas gave it all he had and managed to pull back three places but on Sunday, the young racer from Darwin did a fantastic job in the wet conditions. After starting from the back of the grid, Thomas overtook 10 cars to eventually take the chickened flag in 18th place.
However, despite his excellent Sunday drive, team boss Simon Abadie, is hoping to see more improvements from the young Aussie at the next round in Austria this coming weekend.
“The weekend’s results are a bit disappointing,” the Tech 1 Racing team manager said. “We had the pace and we could have aimed to be one or two rows further up the grid, in Q1 in particular. Thomas Maxwell’s results are much less satisfactory (to other team members). He was not in his element and he never found his marks all weekend. We hope he’ll be able to bounce back at the Red Bull Ring. We need all his talent to develop the car and get the best out of it.”
“I’m expecting my drivers to raise their game at the Red Bull Ring,” concluded Simon. “Our level of performance should allow us to fight for pole and the first two rows. So we have to begin again on the bases of Monza and Budapest before the summer break and not let our rivals pull away.”
Tech 1 Racing’s next rendezvous will take place at the Red Bull Ring this coming weekend(21-23 July) for the seventh round of the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup.