It looked at the GP of Azerbaijan for a long time bad for our belgian Stoffel Vandoorne. Nevertheless, he succeeded nevertheless in ninth, and in the points to finish the race.
“What a crazy afternoon! Azerbaijan is usually a crazy race and that was the case again now,” says Vandoorne back.
That the GP of Azerbaijan was a crazy race, it was clear on the basis of the many incidents and safety cars that were there. At a certain moment, reed Vandoorne last but a right decision to change from tyres to swap made sure he was still in the points and managed to finish the race.
“By the middle of the race I was last and there was little chance to have something good to do. Then came the safety car on the track and I made the right decision for new hot tires to mount while everyone problems seemed to experience to get temperature in his tyres to get. It was certainly not bad to have at the rear to drive. I had confidence and succeeded in getting a few cars to catch up in points to get.”
On the long straight section of the Baku City Circuit was clear, however, that the McLaren MCL33 still too slow on the straights. Vandoorne is aware that McLaren is still a lot of work to the car to improve.
“We still have a lack of speed on the straights, which ensured that I encountered difficulties during the race to attack and defend. On that level, so there is still work to be done. However, I am pleased that we are again this weekend points have,” decided Vandoorne.
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