Rockingham a new look car

18th July 2010
The Rockingham race weekend began with myself and the Litespeed team
officially unveiling the new look Litespeed F3 car. It's been repainted to reflect
the affiliation with the Lotus F1 team and I hope the new colour scheme will
bring us good luck in the future!
Unfortunately the weekend turned into quite a challenging one for the whole
team. We had difficulty with the cars balance around high speed corners
which meant that I was unable to qualify particularly high. During race 1 I was
making some good progress through the pack, but then to make matters
worse my engine blew on Lap 19 (only 5 from the finish!)
The team worked late into the night replacing the engine and setting up the
car again (thanks guys!) and we were ready to race again Sunday morning.
The balance was a little better for Race 2 , but it was a good opportunity to
run the engine in and 'warm up' for Race 3. Race 2 also included pit stops for
every driver which was interesting! It's something I've never done before in
racing and I know it adds extra interest for the spectators. One of my team
members videoed my stop, so I've been analysing it to see where we can do
better next time!
The team completely revised the suspension configuration for Race 3 and the
balance was a lot better and even though I had already used my best tyres I
was able to finish 8th in my class. So overall, a tough weekend for everyone
in the team but hopefully we'll have a better run at Spa in 2 weeks time.