Ameya Vaidyanathan: “It’s such a great feeling to see everything come together”

Ameya Vaidyanathan took his maiden EuroFormula Open victory in Belgium - Credit: FOTOSPEEDY

Ameya Vaidyanathan became a EuroFormula Open race winner at Spa-Francorchamps, with the Indian defeating championship leader Harrison Scott to win race one on Saturday

The Carlin driver followed that up with a fourth place finish on Sunday, and now sits second in the championship, forty points behind Scott after the first two weekends of the season.

Vaidyanathan was confident heading into Saturday’s race, and made his move on lap three into Les Combes, and established himself firmly in the lead, eventually claiming his maiden win in the series by 2.479 seconds.

“Firstly I want to say a huge thanks to all of the team,” said Vaidyanathan. “They’ve been working so hard and it’s such a great feeling to see everything come together like it did in the race.

“I knew that starting in second was no bad thing, and I had real confidence in the car underneath me. The first few laps were all about sticking with [Harrison] Scott so that I could make a move on him up the hill into Les Combes which happened!

“From then on, I just had to break away from the field and thanks to everybody at Carlin, I was able to do that and win.”