Disappointing weekend for Richard Verschoor on Silverstone
The fourth round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship ended up in a disappointment for TeamNL driver Richard Verschoor. On the fameus Silverstone track the MP Motorsport driver started with a strong race with lots of overtaking manoeuvres but that only brought him a seventeenth place overall. During the second race Verschoor had totally worn tyres which made him lose some places and he ended up twenty first overall.
The fourth round of the FIA Formula 3 championship was driven on Silverstone. The famous British track with long straights and fast combinations of curves. The Formula 3 cars are equally fast and overtaking is very hard. Verschoor has learned from previous races a good qualification is the key to a strong result and he tried his best to drive his fast lap on the right time. Unfortunately the qualification didn’t go as plannen and Verschoor had to settle for eighteenth position on the starting grid for the first race. “Thankfully I was able to set a better time during the second lap with new tyres. Otherwise I would have started much more back in the field,” said Richard Verschoor.
Verschoor knew what he had to do to be able to score points in the championship and he started well in the first race. After two laps he managed to climb two places.
But one lap later he lost a lot of positions when he went of track in a fight with another competitor. He came back on track on twenty fifth position overall and he could start all over again. Verschoor proved he did have the speed during the rest of the race. For a short while he had the fastest time on track but he also was able to overtake eight other competitors and finished in seventeenth position. Which was also his starting position for the second race.
Unfortunately the second race wasn’t any better for the MP Motorsport driver. In the beginning of the race he climbed two positions but after that it all went downhill from there. Verschoor lost several positions and finished in twenty first position overall.
“In the first race I was fast enough and the car was great. I lost several positions when I went off track but was able to fight back. What went wrong during the second race I really don’t know. After six laps my tyres were completely worn and I felt I was driving on ice. It just was a disappointing weekend. We will analyse everything so we will be better and stronger in the next round in Hungary in two weeks.”