The first weekend of August is over and the Infinity drivers performed well on their way to important wins, podiums and points finishes across Europe. Join us as we take a look at what happened in England, Germany and Hungary.
Snetterton (Round 6) - Sebastian Alvarez
With Snetterton marking the start of the second half of the championship, Sebastian was aiming to carry on his strong form and start a championship charge. From the start of the weekend on Friday he was rapid as he set the fastest lap in practice. Sebastian’s pace carried over into qualifying the next day as he comfortably grabbed pole position for race one and three with his two fastest laps.
Sebastian was unchallenged in race one as he left William and Maloney to battle for second place, as he also put in the fastest lap of the race to further cement his dominance on Saturday. Moving into Sunday Sebastian carried on to impress. While he sustained car damage during race two which kept him out of the points it didn’t deter him ahead of the final race, which like on Saturday he dominated to claim his third win of the 2019 season.
Harry Soden, director of Infinity Sports Management, praised Sebastian’s performance at Snetterton:
“Two poles and two wins, what a great way to return from the summer break. Seb has worked really hard over the summer to maintain the high standard he set himself in the first half of the season. Top job by him and everyone at Double R Racing.”
FIA Formula 3
Hungaroring (Round 5) - Max Fewtrell and Logan Sargeant
The FIA Formula 3 grid travelled to Hungaroring for the fifth round of the season. Max started off his weekend in great fashion, setting his fastest qualifying lap at the right time in the session to place him on the second row of the grid in third for ART Grand Prix.
When race one started Max quickly got ahead of Vips and behind his team-mate Lundgaard. While he wasn’t in a position to challenge Lundgaard, Max didn’t put a foot wrong on his way to secure second place and a 1-2 finish for his team. Unfortunately for Max he couldn’t do the same in race two as he came to a halt late into the race due to a technical problem.
Recapping on a positive performance, Gary Catt commented:
“Max did a great job over the whole weekend in Budapest. He qualified 3rd and drove to a 2nd place finish in race 1, while in race 2 he was running in the top 5 before a mechanical problem dropped him down the order. It was a positive weekend overall as Max and his team were fighting at the front, and it leaves them feeling positive about the remaining 3 races of the season.”
Meanwhile Logan enjoyed his best weekend in F3 so far this season. The American battled through the pack in race one to impressively rise up from a starting position of 19th to 10th at the chequered flag. Logan then came home eighth in race two to secure a strong double points finish.
“Logan was on the back foot after a difficult qualifying session, but he recovered really well in both races as he moved himself. He leaves Hungary with two finishes inside the points which was pleasing considering what he did to get those results.”
Oschersleben (Round 5) - Alex Morgan
Alex travelled to Oschersleben for the latest TCR Europe with the momentum of his podium finish two weeks ago at the Red Bull Ring. After being one of the fastest drivers in practice two, he qualified 10th for the first race after coming to a stop on track. The unfortunate circumstance did come with a great upside, as the position gave him pole position for the reverse-grid race two.
The midfield fight in the first race claimed Alex as a victim through no fault of his own after he sustained heavy contact that took him out of the way. Alex didn’t let the result get to him, which was apparent during the second race. He was quick off the line from pole position and masterfully held off the experienced Tom Coronel to claim his maiden victory in TCR Europe.
Harry Soden praised Alex’s victory:
“What a fantastic lights to flag drive for Alex. He has had a tough season but the changes made to the car has done the trick and he’s back to winning races. I’m really pleased for both him and his family.”