Max finished his first ever Monaco race weekend in style. On a track notoriously known for procession races, Max scored a strong 6th place by managing three overtaking manoeuvres in the first two laps of the race, scored valuable championship points and held the fastest lap for most of the race. In Qualifying Max was the best Formula 2 Rookie overall with fourth place in his start group, proving his exceptional talent. After being forced to start from pitlane, in Race 1 Max was able to work his way up, scored the fastest lap of the race and just missed the points finishing 11th. In Race 2, once again Max showed some impressive overtaking manoeuvres and scored valuable points finishing 6th.
Max’ review race 2 (Saturday):
“The second race I started from P11 and managed to get safely through the first corner. I had some great first few laps, making my way up through the field on this tight track. Overtaking is extremely difficult, but I managed to pass three cars in the first two laps. Again I manage to drive the fastest lap, and held it until just before the finish.”
“All in all the Saturday race was a good result to conclude my first Monaco weekend which had started with some difficulties. We gained even more motivation for the upcoming weeks to improve the car even more and make further steps. So hopefully soon we can score some good results like we did in the season’s opening races.
Now I have a test and some simulator work coming up for Formula E with Dragon Racing, then we prepare for Paul Richard (Le Castellet) for the upcoming F2 race.”
Max’ review Race 1 (Friday):
“We tried to use an alternative strategy to move up the field. It didn’t quite work out as well as we hoped, but I was able to race from P20 to 11, just missing the points by a small margin. However, had we been able to start from our original P7, we surely could have achieved a great result.”
Max’ Review Qualification (Thursday):
“We had a really good qualifying, our pace was good and we finished seventh. This is actually a great improvement compared to the previous race in Barcelona. It also shows that we managed to improve our package. Unfortunately I developed electronic problems with my steering wheel and missed the signal for the weight control. In the end this lead to a penalty which meant I had to start the race from pit lane.”