Louis Delétraz is targeting a profitable second half of the FIA Formula 2 Championship season which gets underway at Silverstone in the UK this weekend.
The Swiss driver currently occupies P9 in the Drivers’ Championship standings and has an impressive P2 finish in Monaco on his 2019 record. But he has also suffered his share of bad luck and misfortune that has denied him the points that his consistent pace has warranted.
With six rounds of this season’s calendar remaining, Louis has a clear target for the second half of his campaign which gets underway in the UK this weekend.
“The first half of season was frustrating with uncontrollable issues that meant we had to throw a lot of points into the bin. But the positive was that the performance was very good and that gives me confidence for the second half,” the ADSS-supported driver explained.
“From now, the aim is for clean sessions on track and to score some big points. We need to make up for what we’ve lost already. We can only take one race weekend at a time, but both myself and the guys in my Carlin team are fired up to perform at the maximum. There’s a good feeling among us.”
As a driver that wants to get his final sequence of six events off to a positive start, Louis is thrilled that round seven is being held at Silverstone – the iconic home of British motorsport – this weekend.
The 5.89km track was where he finished P4 and P5 (scoring 18 points) during last year’s corresponding F2 races and he hopes he’ll be able to put on a similar performance when free practice and qualifying get underway on Friday.
He said: “The British GP is always nice to come to because it’s a super high-speed track where we can use the downforce and whole performance of the car. Silverstone is a mega track and one that I especially look forward to driving on. It’s a special place.
“I had some good results there in the past and it’s also the home race for my Carlin team. That makes things even more exciting.”
But Louis is also prepared for what is likely to be a slightly different challenge this weekend as the entire length of the Silverstone circuit has been resurfaced ahead of the British Grand Prix.
“I believe this will be the first race weekend on the new asphalt and I don’t expect there will be any rubber down at all. That should add some spice because nobody knows exactly what to expect,” he said.