Leonardo Pulcini: “It was a very hard race for me”

Leonardo Pulcini - Credit: FOTOSPEEDY

EuroFormula Open championship Leonardo Pulcini clinched his fourth victory of an impressive 2016 season with a lights-to-flag triumph in race one at Silverstone on Saturday, but the young Italian is still looking for more.

The Campos Racing driver extended his championship lead of Ferdinand Habsburg to 53 points with the victory, but felt that despite looking comfortable from the outside, it was a far from easy race for the Italian in the cockpit.

“It was a very good day,” said Pulcini to The Checkered Flag. “This morning I scored a pole position in qualifying one, it was a very hard race for me, and not as easy as it looked.

“I was pushing really hard until the chequered flag, but when I saw in the mirror that Colton Herta was not so close to me, I was very happy.   The car was perfect and the team did a great job.  We did a great job together and we’ll see again tomorrow in qualifying and the race.

“It’s impressive even for me, third pole of the season and fourth win, and I hope it will continue like this.  We will fight hard for this.”

When asked what the future holds, Pulcini was very tight lipped, but revealed remaining connected to the Campos team may be the way to go.

“I’m very focused on this championship,” said Pulcini, “but Campos has a lot of options, so we will see.”