08.12.22 NL Blog
Abu Dhabi GP: The story behind my weekend
“The car was better than I was expecting it to be, but it was still tricky to drive.
“I made a mistake at the beginning of the race with the spin getting caught out with the balance in the high-speed corners. I didn’t manage to do any high-fuel race running beforehand so I was exploring as I was going along.
“We got back into the race with the Safety Car but in the end, I was fighting cars that were much quicker behind me to hold them off which was detrimental to my race but beneficial to help the team.
“The penalty I received was justified and I have no issues with it. It wasn’t intentional as I tried to brake as late as I could, but I committed to my braking point, locked up and couldn’t get the car to turn.”
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