Accident stricken Vesti on the Hungaroring
There had to be as many as 2 qualifying sessions on Friday at the Hungaroring before a result was available. The first qual drowned in rain, and the field thus got a second chance in qual 2. Vesti came in 4th and in that starting position, Vesti was ready for the first race of the weekend.
I was so fired up. I was really looking forward to driving on a damp track with slicks and thus new challenges but already in corner 1 it was all over for me! A competitor, Calan Williams, goes across and hits and destroys my front in a chaotic first turn, where many had their races ruined. I always ask myself if I can take some of the blame and thus the responsibility. This hits me hard and of course my engineer and my team as well. I deviated from my plan a bit in the first turn. I learned from that. Whether I could have stayed out of the "war zone" or not is impossible to say."
Sunday's race was a rainy race starting from the wrong end of the field, as race 1 decides the starting position for race 2. One bad race and it hits double hard. Usually the worst performing drivers are behind. During Sunday's race, it was different, as a large part of Vesti's closest competitors also experienced accidents in the first race. So fight on an equal level even from the back row.
Yesterday I thought I had to use Sunday's race to practice overtaking! At the same time I go into the race without wanting to risking it all, penalties fall if you drive too much on the edge. A consciousness that's always in the back of your mind as a driver when going after a championship. Today I managed a lot of overtaking, but one was fatal. I get hit on my rear wheel and break my rear suspension. That settled the weekend for me. Now I have to pick myself up, it takes a little effort. I'll be ready again, I promise. Unfortunately the gab up to my two teammates has now widened, Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant, who finished 2nd and 4th today."