Unforgiving weekend at the Belgian GP for Sandy Stuvik

The sixth round of the GP3 Series took place at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. After Friday's free practice, Sandy and the Trident team felt confident that they had a good set-up for the qualifying.

Sandy was in 4th position after the first set of new tires, however, all the drivers improved on their second set of new tires. Sandy managed to finish in 8th position at the end of the session, 0.8 sec from pole position and just 0.5 sec from 2nd position.

As the first race of the weekend began on Saturday evening Sandy was involved in contact at the first corner, and was then sandwiched between 2 cars which resulted in suspension damage on the Thai racer's car. This would eventually lead to retirement as the damage proved too dire to continue with.

With higher hopes and a fighting spirit, Sandy started the second race of the weekend from 17th position. Sandy had a good start as usual but after the first lap it was clear that there was an issue hindering the Thai driver. After struggling with the car balance for a few laps Sandy decided to pit when the safety car came out to make some changes. The changes slightly improved the car but Sandy was still lacking pace to the cars in front. Sandy eventually retired from the race after the degradation on the front tires made it dangerous to continue further.

"Not the best weekend I've had in Spa, but now we have to put the problems behind us and think forward to Monza, the home race of the team, so I'm excited to drive again and do my best for Thailand."

Sandy is sponsored by the Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand.

2016 GP3 Series Calendar

 

Date

Venue

Remark*

13-15 May

Barcelona, Spain

Round 1

1-3 July

Red Bull Ring, Austria

Round 2

8-10 July

Silverstone, UK

Round 3

22-24July

Hungaroring, Hungary

Round 4

29-31 July

Hockenheim, Germany

Round 5

26-28 Aug

Spa-Francorchamps,Belgium

Round 6

2-4 Sept

Monza, Italy

Round 7

30 Sept -2 Oct Sepang, Malaysia Round 8

25-27 Nov

Yas Marina, UAE

Round 9

 


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