Oschersleben was mildly better than Brno, but overall another tough weekend. We learned not to run brand new wet tyres going into a race or qualifying without knowing how the track surface would respond.
Having qualified sixth for race one in the dry it then rained heavily the next day for the race. We went for a brand new set of wets as my other set was quite worn. However the nature of the slippy track surface at that place, similar to Donington, meant the tyres didn't come in properly and left me hanging onto the car.
I held sixth which was a reasonable achievement, given the grip available. We were also the only car running brand new wets – it normally would have worked, especially given the old set were well worn, but in hindsight it's easy to say that.
On a drying track I qualified sixth again for race two. After spinning the wheels too much off the line I was swamped by cars either side on the run down to the first corner and fell to ninth. I fought back and finished seventh but overtaking proved too difficult to make much more headway than that.
I tried as much as I could though and ended up with a hole in the nose of the car and a damaged front wing for my efforts – still, better than just sitting there and not having a go!
We're now heading to Valencia for the last round of the season. I've won there twice before so will be looking to do the business again. And it's about time to get to the top of the F2 field before the end of the year too.
Until next time,