Jake Dennis: “It’s been an awful weekend”

FIA European Formula 3 Championship contender Jake Dennis had a dreadful weekend at the Norisring, leaving the German circuit having failed to secure any points after two retirements and an eleventh place finish.

The Racing Steps Foundation-backed Prema Powerteam driver collided with Van Amersfoort Racing’s Arjun Maini while attempting to lap the Indian driver during the opener on Saturday, and then was hit by an errant Santino Ferrucci of Mücke Motorsport in race two, a move that also compromised Antonio Giovinazzi.

Race three started positively for the British driver as he jumped into the top three at the start, but overheating brakes and an ill-handling car saw him drop out of contention for the podium before ultimately missing out on points completely, finishing eleventh.

“It’s been an awful weekend for me and the team with zero points scored,” revealed Dennis. “Two crashes in the first two races which were caused by other drivers and, last but not least, when everything seemed ok in race 3 and I was setting my sights on the podium, the balance of the car turned out to be far from optimal as the brakes overheated.

“I eventually ended up in 11th. Now we look forward to Zandvoort, a proper race course compared to the really particular Norisring circuit”.