DOUBLE PODIUM AT WINTON20 May 2017
PERTH SUPERSPRINT – SATURDAY MAY 20 – PRACTICE, QUALIFYING AND RACE 9
Fabian Coulthard - No. 12 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Practice 3 – 9th (Fastest Lap: 1m20.4011s)
Qualifying – 5th (Fastest Lap: 1m19.7619s)
Race 9 – 3rd (Fastest Lap: 1m20.8836s)
RECAP: Coulthard improved his car, and his performance, in each session across the day. He climbed the leaderboard from practice through qualifying, and ended the day with a very well deserved podium after racing hard throughout the 120km, 40-lap affair this afternoon. He continues to lead the Championship, with his Teammate McLaughlin now second, 10 points behind.
QUOTE: “It’s a good day, I got a good start and held position. I got past Nick Percat early, and then set about chasing down Jamie. I was happy with the car, we had good pace and I was pleased with how it looked after its tyres. We just need to qualifying a bit further up tomorrow to take advantage of that.”
Scott McLaughlin - No. 17 Shell V-Power Racing Ford
Practice 3 – FIRST (Fastest Lap: 1m19.5923s)
Qualifying – FIRST (Fastest Lap: 1m19.3807s)
Race 9 – FIRST (Fastest Lap: 1m20.8783s)
RECAP: McLaughlin was the fastest man in every session today, finishing first in final practice, taking pole position and leading the race from start to finish. He was able to maximise the car’s performance, and control the gap back to second place finisher Whincup with cool, controlled driving. He is now second in the championship, with the team nearly 100 points in front of the teams’ points.
QUOTE: “I’m really happy. I was super pumped after qualifying, as we made it hard for ourselves. The car is fantastic; I’ve been working on my starts for a while and I got a good one today. I got the lead and was then able to control it. The team did a fantastic job in the pit stops, and we took advantage of our opportunity today. Hopefully we’ll get another one tomorrow.”