Mikkel Jensen: “I am happy that I am finally on the podium”

Mikkel Jensen - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship / Thomas Suer

Mikkel Jensen admitted it had taken far longer for him to stand on the FIA European Formula 3 Championship podium in 2016 than he had been expecting, with the Danish driver securing third place in race two at Spa-Francorchamps on Friday.

The Mücke Motorsport driver is now looking to build on this result, and fight for his maiden series victory in what has been a disappointing sophomore season to date in the championship.

Jensen admitted that both race winner George Russell and runner-up Joel Eriksson were faster than him during the race, but was ultimately delighted to stand on the podium for the first time this season, with the Dane moving into the top ten in the championship standings as a result.

“Today, George and Joel were faster, so third place was all I could manage,” said Jensen on fiaf3europe.com. “I have had many opportunities to finish in the top three this season, but something happened every time and prevented it.

“Therefore, I am happy that I am finally on the podium now, although I had expected my first podium finish of the season to come earlier. Now, I hope that I will be in contention for victories pretty soon, too.”