British F3 - What they said: Snetterton race four

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What they said: Snetterton race four

What they said: Snetterton race four

Sunday 4 October 2020

Ulysse De Pauw, Kaylen Frederick and Nazim Azman were the top-three finishers in the final race of the weekend at Snetterton. Here's their reaction at the end of the contest.

Winner - Ulysse De Pauw, Douglas Motorsport:
"Finally, I got that proper win! It was not in easy conditions, Foster went off in turn two and then from there I just controlled the race. Kaylen behind wasn't faster than me, I was controlling him. I could see he was not able to get a move on me, so I just controlled the race, managed to bring it back to the finish line in P1, so it feels really good. After a tricky weekend where qualifying was really strange, we managed to recover pretty well and score some strong points again. So I want to say a massive thanks to Douglas Motorsport for a great car, the conditions were really hard and I always had a car that was able to fight for podiums and for the win as we saw now, so a big thanks to them.

"I think the worst race of the weekend [in terms of conditions] was definitely race three, I started fifth and I just couldn't place a move on the driver in front, I couldn't see anything. Obviously race four here the track was much more clear for me as I was leading, but for sure the track was very bad for race three. Race one was quite bad as well and then race two was nearly dry so it was always different conditions, always wet but always different, so it was quite difficult to get straight onto the pace and find the right pace straight in the first few laps, but we always managed to do it so I'm pretty happy about the weekend."

Second - Kaylen Frederick, Carlin:
"I was honestly ready to settle for a third or something, just trying to get another podium, and unfortunately for Louis [Foster] he out-broke himself going into turn two, which really helped Ulysse and I out. I think we both just capitalised on it, we were both quite quick, we pulled away quite quickly. I'm not sure who got fastest lap at the end but I think I was catching up a little bit so we had a bit more pace than what we could show, but it's so hard to push up behind people with this much spray. I just didn't want to risk anything, thought I'd settle in for a second place, we'd already got lucky and I wasn't going to ask for any more. 

"Hopefully all the bad luck is behind us after Brands. We still struggled in race two yesterday when we got taken out, but hopefully moving forward we can just keep getting these good results and we'll be in a really great position."

Third - Nazim Azman, Carlin:
"I started P7 and somehow I seem to do quite well when I start a bit further back! Because of the safety car restart it's harder to overtake because we don't have the standing start and the first lap becomes much harder, but obviously I managed to navigate my way through just fine, overtook four cars, well Foster went off, but I overtook the rest, and in the end, finished P3. It was quite close towards the end with Clarke, but I made a mistake on the last lap which made him so close to me, but I just managed to defend it and crossed the line in third, so I'm really happy. Thanks to the team and everyone else involved. 

"For the championship, I'm still in it, we're P5 but you never know right now and the most crucial thing is to stay consistent in the points, and especially stay consistent with the podiums. You can't afford a retirement or anything because right now the championship is still open and anything is possible."

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