Yesterday was hold the final raceo f the weekend at Brands Hatch. The day was presented in diferents conditions in comparison with was seen in Saturday where, Dani Juncadella, was on the starting grid away from top10 and the sky was clearly cloudy, which was threating with some rain. Because of that situation, the teams had an eye on the radar and ready if they had to modify their strategies, specially knowing what happened at Hungaroring before the summer break.
On that race, it was the championship leader, Gary Paffett, who was at pole position after qualifying session. The start was chaotic as Robin Frijns and Augusto Farfus made contact. The Audi driver hit the wall and the brazilian BMW driver had damage on his front. That obligated to the safety car to go out. Gary Paffett was able to hold back Paul di Resta and the brit retained the leadership of the race at the momento.
It was at the restart when the scottish made the move to overtake the brit. At the same time, Pascal Wehrlein was able to move up over René Rast as the Audi driver mad a mistake at Druids corner and was wide at the exit, so he lost the position. Little by little, drivers where entering the pit to make their mandatory pit stop and, this time it was the front runners the first ones to do it and the drivers who were at the back where waiting for a situation which it was able to take some advantage.
After a long pit stop to repair the damage of the car and a performance which was really poor, Augusto Farfus had no option and had to retire from the race while Jamie Green and Robin Frijns stayed on track waiting for another safety car that could made their strategy stronger. It didn’t come and both drivers made his pit stop. Frijns falled down at the back of the grid and Jamie Green was able to exit the pits holding the fifth position.
Dani Juncadella was making a great race, coming back after a bad qualifycation session, following BMW driver, Phillip Eng. At the front of the race, the battle didn’t stop between both Mercedes drivers, Paul di Resta and Gary Paffett and it seemed that the win was a matter of them. Nevertheless, René Rast was able to approaching thanks to the fight of the Mercedes drivers and he joined the final fight.
At the end, di Resta took the chequered flag who take some advantatge from the fight between Paffett and Rast. The brit could retain the second position and Rast was third. Juncadella, finally, confirmed his comeback to make a points finish and score some Good points.
|Paul Di Resta