It’s been a busy week at Carlin once again, the last race of the season in Macau provided a great result for the team – Felipe Nasr took a brilliant second position in both the Qualifying race and the big event – the 58th Macau GP.
It was a mixed weekend for the rest of the team, Kevin Magnussen was given a penalty and forced to start at the back of the grid. Although he managed to work his way through the field to challenge for sixth position his hard work was undone when he touched the back of William Buller which sent him 20 foot into the air and subsequently into the catch fencing. Thankfully Kevin was ok, and spent the next day with the Carlin boys sight-seeing in Hong Kong!
Carlos Huertas started in fifth however a tap from behind sent him into a spin and facing into the oncoming traffic on lap one. Carlos recovered however this meant he rejoined the action at the back of the field.
Meanwhile Jazeman Jaafar had managed to overtake quite a few in front of him and was making great progress. He did however find that the yellow flags and safety car periods halted his progress whenever he was looking likely to overtake.
Felipe held his nerve through the race and took an impressive second place in the Blue Riband event. Here at Carlin we’re all extremely excited about his second position and very proud of all four drivers who drove brilliantly for us all weekend.
The rest of this week has been equally busy; we’ve been out testing in Valencia with our GP3 team who have had Conor Daly, William Buller and Tom Blomqvist in the car. All three drivers have done a great job and the successful test was topped off on Thursday as Conor set the fastest time in the afternoon session. Great work all round boys!
The F3 lads have also been out testing at Snetterton! Do these boys ever stop? Honestly, they’ve been away so often these past few weeks that we’ve almost forgotten what they look like!
All that’s left for us to do is remind you to keep your eyes peeled for our very own Max Chilton who will be making an appearance in the BBC’s F1 coverage with Lee McKenzie this weekend. Have a good one!