Newey happy with VAR progress but disappointed with results at Silverstone

Harrison Newey admits to being disappointed with his Silverstone weekend so far - Credit: Paul Davies Photography

Harrison Newey admits that he has been disappointed with his results so far this weekend at Silverstone, and although his race pace has been good, he has been let down by the results of qualifying.

The Van Amersfoort Racing driver started sixteenth in both of the opening races of the weekend, and will do again in the final race on Sunday, but so far has sixth and tenth place finishes to his name after strong race performances.

Heading into the weekend, Newey says he was hoping for better results, but at least was happy that the team have made progress with their Dallara-Mercedes throughout the weekend at Silverstone.

“I think working with where I started I think I ended up okay,” said Newey to The Checkered Flag. “We made good progress; we are reasonably happy with the progress over the weekend but the actual result itself, if you had told me that before the weekend I would have been quite disappointed.”

Newey suffered during qualifying, admitting that he ‘struggled big time’ to qualify higher up the grid, and as a result he will again start down in sixteenth place on the grid for Sunday’s final race.

The Briton is hopeful that the forecasted rain arrives to allow him the opportunity to shine and climb up the field to reach the points for a third time this weekend.

”Tomorrow, I’m looking to do a good race again,” said Newey. “I’ll try and make up some positions, [and to] get into the points again would be nice. 

“Rain would be nice, not bright sunshine! We need it to mix it up.”