Well, that was a tense weekend wasn’t it?! We already knew that both Jean-Eric Vergne and Robert Wickens would be going for broke – the championship is on offer for both of them after all, what else would you expect?
Going into the weekend Vergne had a bit of a points deficit after what can only be described as a disappointing weekend at Silverstone in stark contrast to Wickens’ weekend at the British circuit in which he brilliantly won twice, snatching the championship lead away from his team mate.
We’re very lucky at Carlin to have two drivers who respect each other and race fairly on track, so we knew this weekend was going to provide some great action from both drivers. They didn’t disappoint. Saturday saw Vergne take pole and the win while Wickens was just behind in second position.
The following day Vergne was determined to take more points out of his team mate and once again put it on pole. In the race Vergne finished third while Wickens suffered a puncture which ruined his weekend. A mere two points separate the two Carlin men going into the final round in Barcelona. Now that really will be a hugely tense weekend!
Inter-team battles seem to be something of a theme this week within Carlin. It’s British F3 this weekend at Donington and although Felipe Nasr has already won the championship there’s still a huge fight over second position. Kevin Magnussen currently holds that place in the championship but Carlos Huertas, Jazeman Jaafar and Rupert Svendsen-Cook all desperately want to finish second or third in the championship. Expect to see some hard racing this weekend from all of our guys as they aim to snatch the final two podium positions away from one another.