IT’S SIX FOR SIX AS KING EXTENDS POINT-SCORING RUN IN MONACO
Jordan King continued his scoring streak on the streets of Monaco last weekend, winning championship points in both races in the iconic principality. The British racer is one of just three F2 drivers to score valuable points in every race in the 2017 championship to date.
Date: 29 / 05 / 2017
After making some changes to improve his MP Motorsport car following practice, King took the track for qualifying with the hope of setting a strong time.
“Qualifying was tricky as the car felt a lot different from practice and we had a couple of issues. I didn’t quite get 100% out of it and I do think there was another tenth or so left on the table.”
As such, the driver started the feature race at motorsport’s most famous venue from seventh on the grid.
“For the first ten laps, I was applying pressure and managed to make progress. It was looking good and I was fighting for a top five finish, then we unfortunately had a mechanical failure, meaning I dropped three seconds a lap. I was able to hold onto ninth and stay in the points-scoring positions, but unfortunately this meant I just missed out on the reverse grid for Saturday’s sprint race.”
“With so few opportunities for overtaking in Monaco, starting from ninth in race two was always going to be a challenge, but on lap six I saw my chance. I went for the gap and managed to get past Rowland and up into the points.”
Next on the calendar is Baku, which King is feeling positive about.
“We do have the speed and I had a good result in Baku last year – finishing fourth in the sprint race – so I don’t see why we can’t be quick there again, we just need everything else to fall into place.
“It is however a bit of a strange track as no one had a lot of mileage there and it often yields some quite unexpected results. There were also a lot of collisions there in 2016, so it will also very much be a case of staying out of trouble and getting to the finish.”
King is currently seventh in the championship with a total of 29 points.
The next round of the Formula 2 Series takes place at the Baku City Circuit on June 23-25.