Engine in smoke, a pole slipping away… Hadjar does not lose hope for the rest of the weekend

A very serious contender for pole position in Austria, Isack Hadjar was stopped in his tracks by a mechanical problem, yet another…

Published on 28/06/2024 à 18:04

Gonzalo Forbes

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Engine in smoke, a pole slipping away… Hadjar does not lose hope for the rest of the weekend

Once again... Once again Isack Hadjar (Campos) was betrayed by his mechanics. There were the many problems of his rookie campaign in 2023, those of Saudi Arabia last March and the same problem that followed him from Friday to Sunday, and now Austria.

In Spielberg, he intervened at the worst of times. The protégé of Red Bull had started his day perfectly with the best time in free practice before completing his first qualifying run with two tenths ahead of the rest. But mid-session his engine decided otherwise and suddenly gave up.

Helpless, he watched the end of the session in the pit lane praying that the improvements wouldn't send him too far away. Luckily – for once – Isack Hadjar remained in the Top 10 with a 7e final place, synonym of 2e line during the Sprint Race this Saturday (13:30 p.m.), while his rival and championship leader Paul Aron (Hitech GP) did not do better than 5e.

A blessing in disguise for the Ile-de-France resident who is not, however, dejected. Given his pace, it is a safe bet that he will be able to claim a very good result on Sunday during the Main Race (10:00 a.m.).

« We dominated the day, he regretted at the microphone of Canal +. Whether in practice or during the first run of qualifying, we stepped on them. Honestly, that was the only time I felt like it was easy. The car was on another level. It's a shame, and a wasted opportunity to take pole position. The lap was good enough to survive in the Top 10. Seventh in F2, it's a good position to be able to score good points in both races."

Gone up in smoke, its engine is “ mort » he assured. A new one awaits him for the two races of the weekend. Additional freshness to perhaps erase this hiccup in qualifying.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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DANIEL MEYERS

02/07/2024 at 11:28 a.m.

What is this engine again? but yes, that of Alpine A424!!!!

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