Formula 4 South East Asia Championship Sepang driver quotes

Formula 4 South East Asia Championship Sepang driver quotes

07.08.2016: Formula 4 South East Asia Championship (F4SEA) Sepang International Circuit Sunday, August 7th 2016 Driver Comments:

Formula 4 South East Asia Championship (F4SEA)
Sepang International Circuit
Sunday, August 7th  2016





Driver Comments:


Danial Frost (SIN, Car # 66), P3 Race 4, Winner Race 5, Winner Race 6

– Winner, Fuji Xerox Star Driver of Event 1:



“What an amazing weekend overall to come away with three race wins, and to come away with the championship lead and the Fuji Xerox Star Driver of the event is something I did not really expect.


Thank you to everyone, my family, the team, coaches and engineers! In Race 3, I came in wanting to challenge Jordan but could not quite manage the pace but I was able to build on my race craft and improve my overtaking maneuvers.


In Race 5, I tried to challenge Jordan at the start but then he had a penalty, which allowed me to take the lead of the race, which I managed to hold on to the end. The final race was incredible, especially as I had to start from 5th on the grid.


So my strategy was to make sure I had a good start and make up as much ground as I could. I am glad that I managed to take the lead and was involved in a good fight with Jordan at the end, but I managed to hold on for the win.”




Jordan Love (AUS Car #79), Winner Race 4, P7 Race 5, P2 Race 6

- Second Overall, Fuji Xerox Star Driver of Event 1:


“After suffering a terrible result due to a mechanical issue in Saturday’s race, I am really happy with this result with another win in Race 4! There were a few things I struggled with, which did make it a bit challenging for me.


The pace was really good in the race, perhaps a factor from yesterday’s DNF, that the race was held quite early today and the new tyres, so it was cooler than usual making the track quite quick.


Race 5 was hard especially as I had a drive through penalty, which meant that I had to make up a lot of ground. The final race was quite challenging, as I had to start from 7th on the grid.


That meant that I lost quite a lot of time while trying to make my way up. By the time I was able to catch Presley and Danial, they both gave me a good fight, but I am a little bit disappointed with the overall outcome of the weekend.


Nevertheless, I am happy with what I was able to achieve and would like to thank everyone involved.”




Faine Kahia (NZL, Car #55), P2 Race 4, P2 Race 5, P4 Race 6

- Third Overall, Fuji Xerox Star Driver of Event 1:

“Overall, I am quite happy with my performance this weekend, as I was quite consistent throughout all the races as I managed to collect five podium finishes out of the six that was held.


That final race was quite challenging! To come away from the weekend with third overall, is a great motivation for me to continue to push.


There were quite a few interesting battles in all the races today but I also know that there are a few areas that I need to work on. But what a good ending to the opening season of the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship.”




Other driver Comments

Presley Martono (INA, Car #32), Rookie Winner Race 5, P3 Race 6, Rookie Winner Race 6:



“Unfortunately, I had to start from the back of the grid for Race 5 as I did not finish the previous race. But, I had a really good start and managed to climb up to fifth.


I managed to catch Nazim at one point, but when I did get right behind him, I missed a gear and lost the opportunity to challenge Nazim. Overall, I am happy with my performance this time.


 I had a much better race in the final race and overall, I am happy that it ended on a high after struggling at the start of the event. One of the things that I was really happy about was that my pace was starting to match Danial.


I am not quite as close to Jordan, who was simply too fast. But, there are plenty of positives to take away from this weekend.”



Nazim Azman (MAS, Car #`17) P3 Race 5:


“This was my first podium of the weekend in Race 5 and it’s such a nice feeling. I started fourth on the grid, and spent most of the time behind Faine. But then when Jordan went in for his drive-through, I stayed in third.


Towards the end, Presley had caught up with me, but he had made a few mistakes, which allowed me to open up a gap to him.


Faine also had a few moments, but by the time I had closed the gap to Faine, the race was over. Overall though, I am really happy.”




Muhammad Nalwalla (IND, Car #46), Rookie Winner Race 4:


“Really happy that I was able to come back to the podium for my second Rookie winner’s trophy in Race 4, but I still have to work on my pace, as there is still a lot of ground to make up.


I did lose a couple of positions during the safety car period in the race, and there are quite a few areas I need to work on. Overall, I am really happy and there are a lot of positives as well as areas for me to work on for the future.”




Peter Thompson, Chairman Triple A:


“It was a truly fantastic start to the Formula 4 South East Asia Championship, which was a success. The whole operation ran smoothly without any hitches, considering that this was the first event.


The drivers showed considerable progress and were extremely professional in every respect.


Congratulations to Danial Frost for claiming the Fuji Xerox Star Driver Award for Event 1 and on his stellar performance overall. This sets us up well for the coming event next month.”




Firhat Mokhzani, Managing Director Triple A:



”It was a fantastic weekend, with considerable pressure on us, but we managed to pull it off. We had six amazing races, which ended on a high with a thrilling final race today.


The racing has been very competitive and tough, for instance to have the top three finishers within five-tenths says a lot about the level of competition and definitely bodes well for the coming events.”
 

The next event in the 2016 Formula 4 South East Asia Championship calendar will take place from 2 to 4 September at the Sepang International Circuit.





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