08.12.22 NL Blog
Abu Dhabi GP: The story behind my weekend
“So, definitely not how I wanted the first race of the season to go. I was battling a boost issue from the formation lap, so I knew right away it would be a tough one.
“The pace was not so bad in the opening stint but it got worse and worse as the race progressed. The car got slower and slower in the straights and driveability was becoming an issue.
“We tried to keep out there as long as we could, but in the end we opted to retire the car because there wasn’t much to play for. That’s racing sometimes. It doesn’t always go as you want it to. Onwards and upwards now – let’s push in Imola.”
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