Williamson Pushing For Podium In Second Appearance With Status

Lewis Williamson - Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP3 Media Service

Lewis Williamson will continue with his return to the GP3 Series this weekend at the Hungaroring with Status Grand Prix, and is chasing a podium finish.

The Scot made his return to the series last weekend at Hockenheim but experienced a tough time in changeable conditions. His weekend ended with him being taken out of the second race in a multi-car accident.

“We had wet sessions, dry sessions and wet races,” said Williamson. “That combination made it virtually impossible to set the car up for the race, especially having not been in a GP3 car since the end of 2011.”

While Hockenheim provided the additional challenge of a circuit he had not raced on before, the Hungaroring is more familiar having been part of last year's GP3 calendar.

“It's good to get back in the car this weekend,” said the Scot. “I raced in Hungary with MW Arden last year and we had a very good pre-season test, where we fastest in some of the sessions.

“I'm refocusing for this weekend and hopefully I'll be able to get more time on the track. I'm going to making a big push to get onto the podium.”

Status commercial director Tim Scott was pleased to have Williamson racing for them again as teammates to fellow Formula Renault UK graduates Marlon Stockinger and Alice Powell.

“We're really delighted to have Lewis back with us again at the Hungaroring this weekend,” said Scott. “He had an unfortunate time at Hockenheim due to circumstances outside his control.

“So we're looking forward to Lewis, Marlon and Alice putting in some good performances in Hungary and getting the results their abilities deserve.”