In the round-up: Lance Stroll believes he could have qualified as high as seventh on the grid at Zandvoort had he been able to take part in Q3
Seventh or eighth possible before hydraulic issue ended qualifying
Lance Stroll believes he could have qualified as high as seventh on the grid at Zandvoort had he been able to take part in Q3.
The Aston Martin driver comfortably progressed into the final phase of qualifying but failed to complete a lap after the team discovered a problem with his car in the garage, leaving him tenth on the grid.
“It was a hydraulic issue,” Stroll confirmed.
“We’ve got to look into it. The main thing is it’s a bit frustrating we didn’t have that shot in Q3. I think here is such a track position race that it’s nice to really try and climb up as far as possible. And I think there was a P7 or P8 in the car.”
Correa podium “a long time coming” after return from life-threatening injuries
Juan Manuel Correa scored a second place finish in the FIA Formula 3 sprint race at Zandvoort, his first since returning to racing following a long recovery from serious injuries.
Correa suffered severe fractures to his lower legs, as well as other injuries, in the 2019 Formula 2 Spa crash that led to the death of Anthoine Hubert. His condition meant he was placed in a medically induced coma to ease his initial recovery and he underwent over 100 surgeries to fix fractures and muscle damage.
Correa returned to racing in 2021, scoring five points finishes in F3. Coming second at Zandvoort marks his best placing since the accident.
He said that “it feels very special” and that although he could be disappointed with second from partially-reversed grid pole, the result had been well-deserved after thwarted chances.
“Of course, I would have loved for it to be a win,” said the ART driver. “I think we were close but Caio [Collett] had a little bit too much for us today, but nonetheless, I think is a long time coming this year.
“We’ve been close, we’ve been a bit unlucky and the season was cut short with a fracture. So to come back and to be competitive in the last few races was our goal. So I’m happy about it and yeah, very emotional. Also, Zandvoort it is a very special event, an incredible track. So I’m thrilled to be here.”
Quotes: Hazel Southwell
Dirt on track ruined final lap – Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo explained that dirt on the track kicked up by a rival car left him unable to improve his final qualifying lap, leading to his Q1 elimination.
The outgoing McLaren driver was knocked out in 18th in Q1, half a second slower than team mate Lando Norris in fifth. Onboard footage showed he passed through a dust cloud at turn 13 on his final lap of the session.
“The lap was decent,” said Ricciardo. “It was trending to be good enough to get me through.
“But [Lance] Stroll dropped a left rear on the entry of 13, I think, and brought a lot of dirt on the track, so I basically lost all the time there. And I think [Sebastian] Vettel was just behind me and actually he spun for the same reason and I think Lando was then two cars behind and he even lost some time as well. From what I was told. So basically that was where the lap got away.”
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