Max Günther Baku Formula 2 races review

Max GŁnther Baku Formula 2 races review

29.04.2018: Race Baku FIA Formula 2 Media Services After his successful start into his first F2-season with a podium finish in Bahrain, Max GŁnther had to fight off a string of

Race Baku FIA Formula 2 Media Services
 



After his successful start into his first F2-season with a podium finish in Bahrain, Max Günther had to fight off a string of bad luck during the entire weekend in Azerbaijan. On Friday electronic problems hampered his quali, followed by a penalty on the starting grid applied to both Arden cars.



After making his way up the field right from the start, Max was forced to retire from the first race on Saturday after a competitor had hit his left rear wheel. As if that wasn’t enough bad luck, on Sunday he retired from the race because a plastic bag on the track, collected by his air intakes, led to overheating.


In any case, Max wouldn’t be Max if he didn’t put the Baku-weekend behind and look confidentially ahead.



After this second F2 race weekend, Max has a total of 16 points and is 10th in the championship.



Max reviews race 2:



"I had to start the sprint race from the back due to the DNF on Saturday. But then I couldn’t get away due to problems with the gearbox electronics. The team did a great job and I was able to start from pitlane.



However, it turned out a complete weekend of bad luck in the end: I was able to work my way up the field and gave everything I could, was already 15th when a stupid plastic bag that seemed to be blown around the track was caught in my air intakes. This of course affected the cooling of my engine and I was forced to retire due to overheating.


We now just have to look ahead and hope that we have used up all the season’s bad luck in this past weekend. Again we learned from the weekend and were able to collect some useful data.



A big “Thank You” to the crew, they did a great job and worked hard and are at least as disappointed as I am. Together we move ahead – in two weeks’ time we are already in Barcelona, a track that I know, like and look forward to!"
 


Arden Teammanager Kenny Kirwan:



"A very frustrating weekend for Maxi and the entire BWT Arden team. However, we come away from Baku with the knowledge that we have a very strong package for Barcelona in two weeks time. I have been very impressed by Maxi’s work ethic and approach this weekend.“
 


Results Race 2:

1    8    G. Russell    ART Grand Prix
2    4    N. de Vries    PERTAMINA PREMA Theodore Racing
3    6    N. Latifi    DAMS
4    19    L. Norris    Carlin
5    16    A. Maini    Trident
6    17    S. Ferrucci    Trident
7    9    R. Merhi    MP Motorsport
8    10    R. Boschung    MP Motorsport
9    2    T. Makino    RUSSIAN TIME
10    20    L. Delétraz    Charouz Racing System
15 DNF    11    M. Günther    BWT Arden
 


Next F2 race weekend:

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 11.-13.05.2018
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Max reviews race 1 (Saturday):



"After the penalty for our entire Arden Team, I had to start from P17. I managed a great start and was moving up the ranks, being within the top 10 already in the first corner when a competitor hit my left rear from behind.



 My tyre was sliced and I had a puncture that forced me to return to the pits. During the pitstop and tyre change the team realised that my suspension was damaged and I was forced to retire."



Results Race 1 :



1    Alexander Albon    DAMS
2    Jack Aitken    ART Grand Prix
3    Antonio Fuoco    Charouz Racing System
4    Sergio Sette Camara    Carlin
5    Nicholas Latifi    DAMS
6    Lando Norris    Carlin
7    Ralph Boschung    MP Motorsport
8    Roberto Merhi    MP Motorsport
9    Tadasuke Makino    RUSSIAN TIME
10    Sean Gelael    PERTAMINA PREMA Theodore Racing


DNF 

Maximilian Günther    BWT Arden
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Max reviews Qualifying (Friday):


"I learned the track quickly, it is very interesting but challenging at the same time. Unfortunately we had an electronic problem on Friday during quali, which is why I didn’t manage top 10. To add on top, due to a rule based penalty applied to both of our cars, me and my teammate lost our positions and had to start from the back."

 

 

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