Rinus Vichai was the big guy in the US on Saturday. The driver from Hoofddorp was the fastest in Alabama and with that he took first place. Needless to say, the 21-year-old driver was pleased with his performance.
After an exciting qualifier, VeeKay responds with his excellent qualification. “I knew it was there, but it went better than expected. We were hoping to get in the Fast Six beforehand and as soon as I got there the pressure went down. I felt good, I felt good all day. I was also the fastest in practice, although I had to The struggle is there because not everyone could complete a quick turn due to the chaotic final stage.”
Slowly but surely, VeeKay noticed what was in the barrel on Saturday in the form it was in. “During qualifying I was able to improve myself every time. The first part was good, but it wasn’t perfect, because I had to go through the dirt on the fastest lap. Right in front of me, someone lost their job for a while. Also in the second part I couldn’t make the most of it. From him, but nevertheless I made it to the Fast Six. Then I knew P1 was within the possibilities.”
From that moment on, there was no looking back. With first place in his pocket, VeeKay aims for only one thing for Sunday: winning. “That’s amazing! Exactly what we need. For tomorrow’s race my goal is of course to win. If you start from P1, you also have to finish before P1. Some factors play in our favour: Sonax #21 is like a train on a track and I don’t have to overtake.” Anyone. This is perfect on a track where it’s hard to overtake anyway! In terms of tire management, I have a good feeling. I’m looking forward to it!”
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