Back in the title race, Hadjar calms things down: “Thinking about the championship won’t make me go any faster”

Less than 10 points from the championship lead held by Paul Aron, Isack Hadjar was quite calm when discussing this battle. Launched into a sequence of 5 rounds in 6 weeks, the Parisian is fully aware of the importance of this summer tour which could have a big impact on the rest of the season.

Published on 28/06/2024 à 11:24

Gonzalo Forbes

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Back in the title race, Hadjar calms things down: “Thinking about the championship won’t make me go any faster”

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Funny year that Isack Hadjar (Campos) is having. Expected among the favorites, the protégé of Red Bull had a difficult start despite himself between bad luck and technical glitches which left him behind. Then, suddenly, everything came together and the Habs amassed plenty of points and even victories with convincing performances like those in Melbourne or Imola.

Initially dropped from the championship, he managed to turn things around to find himself today 9 points behind the surprising Paul Aron (Hitech GP), unexpected leader of this 2024 campaign. So, after such a turnaround, the question arises ambitions and therefore the title. Has he ever thought about it? Does he see himself fighting with the Estonian until the end of the season in Abu Dhabi (December 6-8)?

« We're not halfway through the season yet., he tempers. There is no big gap with the rest so it is clearly not a struggle that concerns Paul (Aron) and me only at the moment (...)

Thinking about the championship won't make me go any faster. This may be a blunt answer, but I focus on my goals, on myself and I tell myself that the results will eventually come by themselves, as we have been able to do so far. That's all I can do »

A momentous summer

If the road is still very long as he himself assures with the end of the season planned for December in the Gulf, Isack Hadjar knows however that he is playing big from now on. After having been able to erase practically all of its accounting delay, the Habs find themselves at a pivotal moment of the year, where everything can be at stake.

With a series of 5 rounds in 6 weeks starting last weekend in Barcelona, ​​the championship could – even should – evolve a lot. In one direction or the other and within a fairly tight time frame. So, while he is only 9 points behind Paul Aron, the Frenchman is aware that everything could change very quickly. Like his return to business after an unhappy start to the year.

« This is the most important phase of the championship, he assures when attacking Austria, marking the mid-season milestone. After this triple header and the two rounds before the break, we will see who will be at the top of the table and in contention to fight for the title. There is no time to rest. It's about learning from the work we are doing and not making mistakes over the next few weekends, in order to maximize our package because there will be no more tests until the end. We'll need to make sure we have a good foundation. » Good enough to allow him to succeed Theo Pourchaire on the charts on December 8, or even before.

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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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