Armaan disappoints in Nurburgring

Nurburgring: After a top-10 performance in the Free Practice session, India`s Armaan Ebrahim failed to sustain his rhythm as he finished a lowly 15th and 13th in seventh and eighth rounds, respectively, in the Formula 2 Championship races.

The 22-year old Armaan, sponsored by JK Tyre, Amaron and Trimex, began on a promising note when he posted the third quickest time in Friday`s Free Practice session, but thereafter, could not maintain his performance as the exhaust system of his car developed an internal crack.

After qualifying 14th for Saturday`s race, Armaan lost a spot to finish 15th.

In yesterday`s race, he started 18th on the grid but gained a few places to eventually cross the chequered flag at the 13th position.

"I am obviously very disappointed at the way the weekend rolled out. On Friday, my prospects looked good when I was the third quickest in the opening free practice session, but thereafter, nothing went right for me," a disappointed Armaan said.

"For Saturday`s qualifying, I ran on old tyres and then dropped a place in the race to finish 15th. The exhaust cracked internally and it affected the turbo. We discovered the crack that was widening all the time tomorrow.”

"I managed to make some places in the second race to move from 18th to 13th, but overall, I was not happy that I came away without scoring any points," said Armaan, who garnered six points by virtue of his seventh position finish at Silverstone in April.

The championship takes a three-week break before resuming at Brands Hatch, England, for the next two rounds scheduled for July 22-24.


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