Ryan Tveter: “I feel terrific about the overall progress”

Ryan Tveter was happy to finally break into the points in 2015, with the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver scoring two points during race two at Zandvoort on Saturday.

It was the young American driver’s most competitive weekend of the season so far, with strong-looking qualifying positions giving him the opportunity to fight for the top ten places from the offset, although two of his races were affected by front wing issues.

Race one saw Tveter’s wing broken by debris, while in race three he was caught out by one of the numerous safety car periods, when he clipped the back of Santino Ferrucci’s Mücke Motorsport machine whilst running inside the top ten.

“It felt great to break into the points on Saturday after being so close a number of times this season,” said Tveter. “Thanks to my team, Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, for giving me a great car.

“The wing trouble I had in Race 1 was a freak kind of thing caused by debris. The wing damage in Race 3 came from a mishap as the safety car was deployed near the end of the race.

“It was pretty heartbreaking, causing me to go off in the last corner on the penultimate lap. Zandvoort is a super fast and physically demanding track. You really don’t get far with a compromised wing.

“Still I feel good about being able to fend off guys like Charles Leclerc, who was leading the championship, and I feel terrific about the overall progress we made this weekend.”