Sacha Fenestraz: “To be forced to retire in the second race was disappointing”

Sacha Fenestraz finished fifth in race one but retired from race two at Silverstone - Credit: Clement Luck / DPPI

Sacha Fenestraz was hoping to carry his good form from Monza into the second round of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship at Silverstone, but the French-Argentine could only take a solitary fifth place finish.

The Josef Kaufmann Racing driver had started the year with two runners-up spots in Italy, but mistakes in qualifying left him with work to do in the races, and after a fifth place in Saturday’s opening race, he found himself out of Sunday’s second race after contact with Daniel Ticktum.

Fenestraz felt that he had the pace to be challenging at the front again, but the results meant he left the British circuit third in the championship standings, thirty-four points down on championship leader Will Palmer.

“It was a pretty good weekend overall, but two moments in qualifying and the second race contact, cost me,” said Fenestraz. “The speed was there and I was really happy with my performance to come fifth from my starting position in the first race.

“Obviously to be forced to retire in the second race was disappointing, but you get these weekends when things don’t go your way.

“I just need to go again next round and put it behind me.”