Pressemelding: Opptur for Hauger

Det ble en tredje- og en fjerdeplass for Formel 2-fører Dennis Hauger på Zandvoort i Nederland. Les mer i denne pressemeldingen på engelsk.


Zandvoort saw a great return to F2 form for Dennis Hauger after some tough weekends with a podium in the Sprint Race and 4th on Sunday. Fellow Red Bull Junior Ayumu Iwasa continued his great run with 5th on Saturday and 3rd in the Feature.

By comparison Liam Lawson was frustrated, a good 4th in the Sprint Race but 12th in the Feature was not at all what he was expecting after Qualifying. Jehan Daruvala is just thinking of Monza.

Hauger in the groove again

«It’s definitely nice to be on the podium and get a bit of a rhythm again,” enthused the 19-year-old Norwegian. “It’s been a while, since Baku, and it was great to spray some champagne. We were working really hard to get back to that rhythm again, and it’s nice to see all the hard work pay off.”

“We’re still not quite where we want to be in terms of pace, it was enough to hold on, but we want to be there and fight to go forward. We have to look at today (Saturday) and I think it was a step in the right direction. We just have to keep working from there.»

Sunday: «Decent Race. I think a good step this weekend, 3rd and 4th, we got to be happy with that. I got a good start, up to P3. It felt pretty good on the softs or sort of in the mix.”

“We struggled a bit more on the hards, I think we lost a bit in the pits. Other than that, it was a good race. We need to try to keep building on this. Still a bit of pace to find on the harder compound during the race, but we definitely went in the right direction.»

Iwasa pleased with pace and points


“Basically the weekend was very very good for me,” stated the 20-year-old Japanese. “I could take some good points in both races.”


“From Free Practice I had quite good speed but I missed out on some positions because of traffic in Quali so that was quite unlucky. But still P5, so not bad and that is why I could get some points in both races.”


“The speed was good and tyre management both in the Sprint Race and Feature race was quite good so I good pace all the way to the end of the Feature Race. That was positive for the team and me.”

Lawson almost had it

“Well, obviously not a good end to the weekend, commented the 20-year-old New Zealander. “Qualifying was OK, just very narrowly missed out on P3. It was very very close but a slight mistake in the first sector cost us.”

“Race 1 was OK, made a nice pass on the first lap, but there was no overtaking after that.”

“Today we went for a strategy that was looking really really good, we had great stints, with great form after the Red Flag.”

“Then we got the Safety Car that ruined our race,

Daruvala damned by Quali pace


“Not the easiest weekend for sure,” admitted the 23-year-old Indian. “I struggled for pace in Quali and that set up the weekend really, the overtaking round here is minimal to none.”


“So not much yesterday and today I tried to make the most of the Safety Car and the pit and managed to get from 17th to 10th but still a lack of points. Hopefully we can do better in Monza.”