When ‘all around are losing theirs’, it’s best to keep a clear head with focused vision, which helps to explain why Victor Correa (Litespeed F3) was the only driver standing on the Hockenheim podium on Saturday. Add to the mix a well-considered set up and driving ambition and it may seem inevitable that the Litespeed team would be on the podium in Germany.
Correa had a lightening start in both German races in the Cooper tires British F3 Series. The first resulted in the afore-mentioned victory, whilst the second was a third place finish – a disappointing result for the young Brazilian, having over-taken Gabriel Dias early on, especially as Correa was in contention to take the lead. An un-foreseen error brought Victor into the pits, which naturally cost time, but having re-entered the fray, VC put his foot down and registered his fastest lap of the weekend.
Whilst Correa was hitting the limelight in the national class, Jay Bridger was making significant headway in international. He and the Litespeed team have been making significant improvements to his Mygale, the evidence of which was clear for all to see on Sunday. Leaping from 11th position, Bridger was riding high in 6th and poised to take on all who lay before him. A rear-end guard put paid to those ambitions, but according to Bridger,
‘I was lying well, the car felt great and we could have been on the podium.’
Motorsport being motorsport that was not to be, but with the team taking its maiden victory in national class and riding high in international, everything is looking positive for a good result on home ground – Snetterton, 5th July.