Felix Rosenqvist: “We were flying on the track”

Felix Rosenqvist - Credit: ID

Felix Rosenqvist just missed out on a third consecutive Macau Grand Prix victory on Sunday, finishing 1.603 seconds behind winner Antonio Felix da Costa in second position.

The SJM Theodore Racing by Prema driver had started sixth on the grid for Sunday’s main race of the weekend, and overnight changes to the car made him much more competitive than during Saturday’s qualifying race, and after jumping to fourth at the start, made gains on every restart thereafter to finish second.

Rosenqvist admitted he did as much as he could to close the gap to Felix da Costa at the front, but was unable to get close enough to make a move that would have given him an unprecedented third consecutive triumph.

“In the qualification race we were not happy with the car, but from sixth on the grid we had the advantage of nothing to lose,” said Rosenqvist. “So we took a risk with the set-up of the car, and it paid off. We were flying on the track!

“I gained positions at each restart and then I got up to second. I gave it everything to catch Antonio, and I was pushing like hell, but it was not quite enough. Considering where we started, we can all be happy with this result.”