This wasn’t our weekend in Baku. I was optimistic going into it as I have run well there in the past and I knew from Bahrain that there was potential in our Trident car. Unfortunately, we didn’t really get a chance to show it.
The highlight of the week was qualifying. Putting it inside the top 10 was great for us and another display of our potential.
I had hoped we could fight for points from there but we could not run to plan after I was hit at Turn 1. Coming through the field from being a lap down was tough with a lot of safety car periods, but I didn’t want to just give up because I know that in Baku you have to play the long game as anything can happen.
We ended up just outside the points in P12, which was a nice comeback but some points would have been a nice reward, especially as we didn’t get much further in the Sprint Race as I and a few others were taken out at the second corner on lap one.
But with the European leg of the season coming up, I am confident we can turn our luck around and start to maximise what we have brought to the table in Barcelona in a couple of weeks.