Spa Sprint Race: Status Grand Prix

#7 – Seb Morris – P14, #8 – Alex Fontana – P6, #9 – Sandy Stuvik – P17

Fontana made a good getaway from tenth place, dicing for seventh on the opening lap and passing Aleksander Bosak into the final corner on lap two. Running seventh, the safety car was deployed on lap three. Fontana made his way up to fifth after the re-start, eventually losing a place to Matheo Tuscher on lap 11 and bringing his car home in the points for the second day running.

Forced to start from the pitlane due to a Race 1 penalty following being found to have caused a collision with Pal Varhaug, Seb Morris proved once again that he never gives up. Picking his way through the field, the GP3 rookie took the chequered flag in 14th place.

Sandy Stuvik’s car underwent heavy repairs overnight after he sustained damage in Race 1 having been wiped out by an out of control car. Starting from sixteenth on the grid a small amount of contact knocked his steering out of line forcing him to limp home in seventeenth place.

Alex Fontana: “From P18 in qualifying, tenth and sixth in the races is a good result and something that we didn’t expect. Both days I had a really good start and yesterday we just got a bit unlucky but the pace was there. The safety cars today once again did not help our style as we are usually so good on our tyres and able to gain more at the end of the race. In the end I can be happy about the result of the weekend and points for the team. I feel that my experience has helped me stay out of trouble this weekend. We just need to get the qualifying performance better now because if we can get results like this from the back of the grid, then I can just imagine what we could do from the front.”

Sandy Stuvik: “Firstly, we didn’t really get to drive that much because of the safety cars and secondly after the second safety car re-start I had a small amount of contact which caused some damage to my car. I had no brake efficiency after that and was understeering everywhere due to the damage so I couldn’t keep up with the pack. It was a shame and we will have to look forward to Monza and hope that we get a better qualifying position. At least yesterday we proved that we had the pace to move forwards and challenge for points in the race.”

Seb Morris: “I had a more positive race today and managed to do some clean overtaking and pick off quite a few people. I had a bit of fun and tried a few new things on the car as we had nothing to lose starting from the pitlane. Hopefully we have even more positive changes to take into Monza and my understanding of the car improves with each race weekend.”