Felix Rosenqvist: “I can’t be anything else than happy”


Felix Rosenqvist was unbeatable in Monza, taking three wins from three pole positions, but left a bit deflated as he scored only 50 points rather than 75 due to races two and three being ended early due to driving standard issues with drivers lower down the field and the races being only awarded half points.

The Prema Powerteam driver won both races on Saturday, and then followed that up with another victory on Sunday, and was never headed in any of the three races, with the Swede particularly happy with this outcome on such a slipstreaming track such as Monza.

“A really great weekend,” says Felix Rosenqvist. “Everyone in the team has performed to their highest standards and I’m particularly proud to achieve this here in Monza, which I think is probably the most difficult track to win at.

“The slipstreaming effect is huge and it’s really difficult to defend when you are running on your own at the front. Big thanks to the team, who gave me a fantastic car around this place.

“Unfortunately, I was effectively the one who paid the highest price for the decision to award half points, but there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s just a shame that some people are unable to race in a respectful manner and that this would be the consequence.

“It meant that we didn’t close the gap quite as much as we should have in the championship, but I’ve done my bit and I can’t be anything else than happy with three pole positions and three wins.”