Jack Aitken: “The last couple of laps were quite easy”

Jack Aitken - Credit: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service

Jack Aitken secured his maiden GP3 Series victory in Sunday’s second race at Spa-Francorchamps, making two quick passes to assume the lead and then holding on despite three safety car interventions.

The British started fourth on the grid but was up to third by turn one, and then picked off Santino Ferrucci and Matevos Isaakyan on consecutive laps to lead the race, with the Arden International driver controlling the trio of safety car restarts to perfection.

“It was a bit hectic but luckily we had quite strong pace from the start to pick up a couple of places and make my way into the lead fairly early on,” said Aitken on gp3series.com. “I managed to control it keep well.

“Our tyre management has been really good this weekend but it didn’t really come into play today because of the safety-cars so I just made sure I pushed as hard as I could at the re-starts.

“The last couple of re-starts were getting difficult as it’s hard to surprise people when you’re going to pull away because they know what you’re going to do. They got a bit closer but never really managed to attack me. The last couple of laps were quite easy.”