PROMISE BRINGS NO REWARD AT AGP

 It was a weekend of little reward for Will Davison at the Australian Grand Prix.

While upgrades to the #9 Erebus Mercedes Benz showed promise early on in practice, the event brought little success for Davison, with three mid-pack finishes and a DNF in the final race.

“I think we have some things on the car which definitely put us in better stead for Tassie, no doubt about that,’’ said Davison.

“I think we definitely had more encouraging speed but the problem was we qualified back in the pack, we could have been a lot further up all weekend. The car’s actual pace was better than where we ran so that’s a positive.’’

 

THURSDAY

  • Overcast conditions
  • Two practice sessions and one qualifying session
  • Will qualifies 16th for Race 1

“The car feels quite good and we should have been further up than we were.

“There were a couple of opportunities where we were on for a better lap, but we got caught up with traffic.”

“The good thing is, we start where we finish the previous race, so hopefully we can make up a few places across the weekend.”

 

FRIDAY

  • Will finishes 16th in Race 1
  •  Will finishes 16th in Race 2

“It’s very processional during the races from seventh through to 20th, everyone is doing exactly the same lap times so it’s very difficult to pass which is quite frustrating. We certainly feel quicker than some of the cars in front of us, we just can’t do anything about it at the moment.

“We’ll just make sure we get through the weekend clean and see if we can keep learning and hopefully by Sunday we can aim to try and get into the top-10.”

 

SATURDAY

  • Will finishes 14th in Race 3

“There’s a lot of tyre saving going on out there. We used our worst set today so hopefully we can have a better run at it tomorrow, but it’s pretty difficult to make up any places.”

“We’ll start a couple of places up tomorrow so that should help to get us out of that mid pack where it’s really tough.

 

SUNDAY

  • Will retires with substantial damage to the #9 Mercedes
  • Innocent victim of multi-car start line accident

“Everyone has been jumping the start all weekend. You just go when you’re told and when the car in front of you goes – that’s all you can see,’’ he said.

“So I went with the car in front of me and obviously someone has slammed the brakes on or hasn’t gone in front of them, and it was a big concertina effect.”


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