By Full Contact News and Views
Rounds one and two of the championship, which will be screened live in the UK on Sky Sports F1, mark the start of a key year in the Welshman’s career as he aims to make the same sort of impression on the international stage as he has at British and European level over the last five years.
Although focused on taking each race as it comes, the Status Grand Prix driver is targeting a consistently strong start to the season and is hoping to replicate the excellent pace he displayed in the recent officially timed test at the Barcelona track when he was fastest on the first afternoon.
Seb commented “hopefully it’s going to be a good first weekend in GP3, we’ve gone well in testing and hopefully the conditions of the track will remain the same for the races as they were when we tested there. I’d like to qualify in the top 10, that’s the aim, and score some good points from there. I’m happy with the car, we’ve got a set-up suited to my driving style which is working well. Over a qualifying lap Barcelona is a really nice circuit to drive, very satisfying when you get your lap right, so I’m interested to see how it will be in race conditions. One of the key things next weekend will be the tyres and how well they hold on during the races, the track is quite abrasive so looking after the tyres will be very important.”
In his maiden season on the F1 package, Seb will not only fly the flag for Britain as a part of the prestigious MSA Team UK initiative, he will also represent the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy. He is also a brand ambassador for Shazam, Serge DeNimes and Oxford Vaughan.
Beginning the weekend with practice on Friday, 8th May, qualifying will follow at 08.45 (UK time) on Saturday, 9th May, with round one of the GP3 Series set to get underway at 16.20 (UK time). On Sunday, 10th May, round two is scheduled to start at 08.25 (UK time). As well as the live television coverage on Sky Sports F1, all of the action will also be available online at www.gp3series.com/Live-Timing/
Full Contact’s senior partner Dan Chapman (who will be in Barcelona with colleague Barry Mears) commented “It seems a long time since we left Abu Dhabi and Seb has put in a lot of very hard work since then to be ready for this weekend. It is a big achievement for him and his supporters to be racing on the F1 calendar, and to be in front of the TV cameras and such large crowds is a massive boost to his career. We wish him and the Status GP team all the best for this first weekend.”
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