08.12.22 NL Blog
Abu Dhabi GP: The story behind my weekend
“I don’t even know where to begin today. What an amazing race and an amazing result by the team; my first points in Formula One and a double points finish for the team moves us up to P8 in the championship.
“It was a very chaotic start, just staying clean and jumping all those positions, but the opportunity came and we had to take it. We know we don’t have the quickest car, it was the ninth quickest car in qualifying yesterday, so to be put in a position where points were possible, and to maximise that, and take that opportunity, was very important.
“It was very nice running up at the front again, albeit very much out of position, but a very tough race to manage the tyres, and it was a big relief to get to the finish.
“I’m just so happy for the team. All the guys and girls, at track and back at the factory. They deserve it so much. It’s been a long time coming and we’ll keep pushing.”
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