F1H2o Championship leader Shaun Torrente had to settle for sixth place in today’s qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
A few hours after the BRM F1 qualifying I asked him for his thoughts.
Shaun, sixth on the grid tomorrow, probably not where you wanted to be?
In Q2 I had only posted the sixth fastest time when Victory Team’s Ahmed Al-Hameli barrel-rolled.
Race Control were keen to get Q3 underway without a five minute break and the time schedule for TV has to be respected.
I understand the organisers time pressures, it was totally my fault that I didn’t put in a faster lap.
In the Q3 Shoot-out you ran a 44.13sec, were you happy with the set-up?
Yes, I was happy with the boat, because I went out first in Q3 there were still rollers on the side of the course where Turn 1 and Turn 2 are, so I couldn’t run the time I could normally run.
Once again, I should have posted a quicker Q2 time so I didn’t have to go out first.
Your Team manager Guido Cappellini told Neil Perkins earlier:
Shaun is in sixth and now it depends on the start.
It is very possible that we can get three boats in the top three positions after the second buoy.
I guess that you will be totally focused on tomorrow’s lights?
It’s not the end of the world, I’m looking for a good start, push forward like I always do, hope to salvage some good points and then move on to Sharjah.
It’s a long Championship and it’s all going to be about Sharjah.