British F3000 supersub Jamie Davies believes a win was on the cards had the Monaco race gone on a little longer.

The Somerset youngster was the only man left standing on the Principality podium after the race, as first and third place finishers Bruno Junqueira and David Saelens both fell victim to heat and exhaustion. Given that Davies has contested just two races this season, he was amazed at his own performance.

''Junqueira was on his back, with his legs in the air and a bunch of doctors around him,'' he said incredulously, ''Both of them collapsed on the podium - you wouldn't have thought that, of the three of us, it was me who'd only done his second race of the year!

''I certainly could have been closer to the front, but I was backing off too much for the yellow flags. I didn't want to lose a good, solid result, but there wasn't really that much between us in terms of pace. I just as pleased for the team, because it's their first points of the year and the best result they've had in F3000.''

Despite his result, however, the former F3000 race winner could still find himself out of a drive before the next round. He is currently only acting as a stand-in for the injured Mario Haberfeld, and the Brazilian is on course for a return at Magny-Cours.



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