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Christodoulou admits to mixed emotions

Riki Christodoulou secured a pair of top six finishes from his debut in the British F3 International Series but admitted he could have had more from the Oulton Park race weekend.

The Fortec driver took fifth place in the opening race of the season but was well placed on the grid for race two having qualified on the second row of the grid.

However, a poor start saw him drop to sixth on the run to Old Hall and with Oulton being a tough circuit for overtaking, the Formula Renault graduate was unable to make his way back up the order.

“I'm both pleased and disappointed,” he said. “Claiming two top-sixes on my F3 debut is okay but they could have both been podiums. I got stuck behind Daisuke Nakajima in race one. I had the faster car, tried to overtake six or seven times, but just couldn't find a way past cleanly – these cars are so 'aero' sensitive.

“I was third in the second race when it was red-flagged due to an accident on the opening lap. At the re-start, I got bogged down with too much wheelspin so found myself down in sixth. Once again I was behind the Japanese driver and the same scenario occurred throughout the race. I just had to stay cool – it was important to claim points and not do anything silly.

“I'll learn from the experience in these two races and put things right for the next races at Silverstone [should the Donington Park round be cancelled] next month.”


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