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Silverstone – weather roulette

15.07.2011 The weather in Silverstone was very unstable. So it was a lot of gambling on the weather. I’ve never won the lottery, and I didn’t win the lottery thi s time either. In the qualification I didn’t get any flying lap when the track was on the driest point of the qualification. We had to start behind the safety car in race one, which eliminated a lot of the opportunity to advance in the start of the race. I was very quick on rain, and gained many positions in the field on rain. The rain stopped early, but it was very uncertain if more rain should appear. So we waited as long as possible to change over to slicks tires. It never started to rain. So we lost a lot on this gamble. I got P17 in the first race. In the second race I started with full stop. I made a mistake in the warm-up lap before start, which stopped the engine. I therefore started from pit lane and ended in 23th position after the race. So in total. Silverstone was an unlucky weekend for me. I was very quick, but very unlucky. But that’s how racing can be sometimes.. I’m preparing for Nürburgring now;)  
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