Ahmed Pleased with Silverstone Results: “I’ve been pushing the team really hard”


Enaam Ahmed - Hitech Bullfrog GP - Silverstone
Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship / Thomas Suer

Enaam Ahmed was pleased with his results at Silverstone last weekend, particularly as he was able to show a good turn of pace in all three races, something that has been lacking since he took a double victory at the Hungaroring at the beginning of June.

The Hitech Bullfrog GP racer took his first podium since then in race one after capitalising on a problem for Jonathan Aberdein at the resumption of the race following a full course yellow intervention, and then followed that up by finishing fourth in the remaining two races to score thirty-nine points across the weekend, the second best of any driver aside from Jüri Vips.

“I think we had a really good weekend,” said Ahmed to The Checkered Flag.  “We scored the second most amount of points of any driver, behind Jüri.

“I’m back up to fourth in the championship, happy with that, [I was] always in the top four, [we’ve] made a step on the car and improved it, so we have more pace now.  The last time we had this much pace was maybe Hungary, so I was happy with that.

“I’m pushing, so let’s see what happens.”

Ahmed says he has been pushing the team hard over the weeks leading up to Silverstone, and he feels the pressure has paid off with the three results inside the top four, including his race one podium.

“I’ve been pushing the team really hard, especially the last three weeks,” said Ahmed.  “I’ve been spending a lot of time in the workshop to make the car faster, because we did need to make a step.

“[And] we came to this weekend and we were top four in every race, and I got a podium, so happy with that.”

The FIA European Formula 3 Championship season swiftly moves on to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli this weekend, but Ahmed says both the team and he need to work extremely hard to score good results there, particularly after a relatively poor pre-season test at the Italian circuit.

“Misano was our weakest track in the pre-season testing,” admitted Ahmed.  “We need to work on the car before that, I need to work on myself as well because I wasn’t very strong there. 

“But if we manage to do well in Misano, I’ll be really happy with that because we weren’t supposed to be.”