Disappointing weekend for Bernstorff in Hungary
Emil Bernstorff who so nearly won the Silverstone feature race narrowly missed out on pole in a tight battle where despite a compromised final run there was only 3 hundreths of a second between 1st and 2nd.
Race 1 did not go entirely to plan as Bernstorff lost a position through the first couple of corners due to a non optimal start. Later in the race Bernstorff had to concede another position and finished in 4th position with 12 points to his name.
Starting race 2 from 5th position Bernstorff had solved the earlier starting gremlins and flew of the line to immediately contend for a podium at the first corner. The battle raged with Bernstorff and Fuoco changing position for 2nd in both the first and the 2nd corner while keeping pressure on Bernstorff’s team mate Ceccon.
At the chicane it ended badly for Bernstorff and Fuoco. Fuoco was boxed in behind Ceccon and had to break slightly early giving Bernstorff the advantage into the first part where he left space on the inside and went towards the next apex. Fuoco hit the curb on the inside of the first corner which seemingly unsettled his car hitting Bernstorff as a result and putting them both out of the race.
Bernstorff was not impressed by the accident and issued this statement on his twitter account on Sunday afternoon:
“Very upset about the crash, I was already ahead into the left of the chicane only to have Fuoco drive into the side of me from behind. Exact same situation as last year with me on the inside of Stanaway in race 2 lp1. We had enough common sense not to run into each other. Anyway, aside from that it was an encouraging weekend. Although results weren’t there, quali and starts are spot on. So bring on Spa”
In reflection following the w/e Emil Bernstorff had the following comment:
“Far from an ideal weekend for me which was really a shame as I had great speed and the qualifying promised so much. Everything is in place now for a great weekend. I will now focus 100% on the next race at Spa-Francorchamps”