Aussie racer Thomas Maxwell didn’t have the easiest of weekends at the tricky Pau circuit, the Tech1 Racing driver having difficulty qualifying around the very challenging street track.

As he has done in the previous two rounds of the Formula Renault Eurocup this season, the 18 yr. old put in some very strong race pace which saw him move up several places, but sadly this time it was not enough to get into the points.

One more thing to his credit is that he managed to being the car home in both races without damage, something that is quite race at this particular venue.

“I really enjoyed racing in Pau and loved every lap, but unfortunately didn’t put it together for qualifying.  The track was very challenging but it was an awesome experience and I’ve come away after my first street track with confidence.”

Simon Abadie, Tech 1 Racing team Manager could see Thomas’ improvement during the course of the weekend, especially with the difficulty to overtake on the legendary street circuit…”

While he didn’t really push in the very technical second sector he progressed in qualifying after which he was faced with the fact of it being quasi impossible to overtake on a city circuit,” he said.

Now Thomas goes from one legendary street circuit to another with the Formula Renault Eurocup being a support race for this weekend’s Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.

“We’re heading on to Monaco without a break,’ summed up Simon Abadie. “Our Thomases’(referring to his teammate Thomas Neubauer) objective will be to put the lessons they learned in the real live test in Pau to good use in Monaco, a circuit on which we’ve been successful, historically speaking.”