Dennis joyful after double Spa triumph

Jake Dennis looked back at a positive weekend at Spa-Francorchamps where he propelled himself firmly into Championship contention with two wins and a fifth place finish.

The Racing Steps Foundation-backed Prema Powerteam driver now sits second in the championship, and admitted he lucked in to win race two on Saturday when team-mates Lance Stroll and Felix Rosenqvist, plus Mücke Motorsport driver Mikkel Jensen crashed out of the race, while he bided his time to take victory in race three on a drying track.

“Three races and two wins, not too bad isn’t it?” said Dennis. “While in the first race I ended up fifth, my win in the second one came also thanks to a multi-car contact that happened in front of me after I got up to fourth. Then I just had to cruise in control and bring the car home safely.

“Race 3 was pretty hard-fought and demanding, with a wet track at the start. At first I fought with Jensen, who ended up off-track, and then with Tatiana Calderon, who was with rain tires while I was driving with slicks. We battled anyway although she lost ground when the track was quickly drying.

“After that, I just focused in not making mistakes and brought home another great victory.”