F4 SEA driver quotes after Thailand Saturday races

F4 SEA driver quotes after Thailand Saturday races

07.01.2017: Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship – certified by FIA Event 5 at Buriram, Thailand

Formula 4 South East Asia (F4/SEA) Championship – certified by FIA
Event 5 at Buriram, Thailand
Saturday, January 7th 2017





Selected Quotes



Presley Martono (INA, Car #32) Winner Race 3, Winner Race 5: “
That was a great lights to flag finish for me in Race 3. I am really happy about that, as I was also motivated to get this win for a really good friend of mine.



Yesterday I was struggling with my pace quite a bit as we had a few issues but the mechanics did a great job to turn things around overnight and we managed to overcome it all.



“After a really disappointing Race 4 due to a massive problem, I am really delighted with this win. The car felt amazing, thank you to the crew and engineers who worked tirelessly to fix the issue. Starting from so far down the order, I just took it step by step, but somehow with five laps to go I saw that the gap to Faine (Kahia) had closed and I was able to challenge for the race win.”



Faine Kahia (NZL, Car #55) Winner Race 4; P2 Race 5:
“The plan was to drive a consistent race and it worked. Though I did have a good fight with Danial (Frost) but I did not want to take any unnecessary risk and preferred to race responsibly. I was able to regain the position and from that point on pushed as hard as I could.



“I had a really good start in Race 5 and was able to keep the lead in the first few laps. But then I started struggling with the car, as there was some vibration early on. I had to try and manage the situation but the car didn’t feel that great, so I just pushed as hard as I could, given the circumstances.



By the mid way point Presley (Martono) had caught up and he overtook me. I did not want to threaten my position with any risky moves, so I am really glad to finish on the podium.”



Akash Gowda (IND, Car #33) P3 Race 3:
“To be up here on the podium is great, especially after having a difficult few races! At the start, my mind was only on the lights and making a good start.



Starting from P4, I was able to keep the position until an opportunity on Lap 7 allowed me to gain a position. But then Presley (Martono) was able to catch me and did overtake me, but there were about five of us who were all bunched together. I am really happy that I managed to finish P3!”





Danial Frost (SIN, Car #66) P2 Race 3; P2 Race 4:
“I am quite happy with the race this morning though I had to put up quite a fight starting from P5.



 I managed to have a good start and gained a couple of positions and then I saw that Isyraf (Danish) was having a problem, I was able to gain another in P2. Although I did get a time penalty in the end, I am still quite happy with my pace.



“Race 4 was really interesting as I managed to get a good start and was able to stay close to Faine (Kahia) especially in the early part. I did manage to overtake him on Lap 1 and tried to pull away, but he was quicker in some sectors and managed to regain the place.



After that, my focus was to try and keep the pace consistent. But towards the end, Khalid (Al-Wahaibi) was on my tail so I had to switch to a more defensive mode, and it worked out.”



Khalid Al-Wahaibi (OMN, Car #8): P3 Race 4:
“To be honest, I was really happy about my start in Race 4 as I was able to gain quite a few of positions, moving up to P5 by the second lap, I think. I saw that Presley (Martono) had a problem, so I knew that I had the opportunity to overtake him for P3.



After that, I just put my head down and tried to put together consistent laps and by the end managed to catch Danial (Frost). Unfortunately, I couldn’t challenge him, but overall, I am really happy with this result.”




Worawong Komarakul (THA, Car #7): P3 Race 3:
“I am really happy as I finally managed to put the pace that I knew I had together into a strong race, especially here at my home track. I am also finally getting used to the racing here. I had few good battles on track, which was really fun!”
 
 
 




 
F4SEA 2016 - Event 5 Schedule



Sunday, 8 January 2017


•    8.00a.m Race 6 (11 Laps)
•    11.00a.m Race 7 (Replacing Clark Race 6)






 Peter Thompson - Farah Aziz - photos F4 SEA

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