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Franco Colapinto after his success in Formula 2: “It’s crazy, something unique”

Franco Colapinto after his success in Formula 2: “It’s crazy, something unique”

The Argentine celebrated on the podium and showed his emotions with the national anthem before analyzing his exciting first win in this category.

As Formula 1 prepared to begin qualifying for the Emilia-Romagna GP, Franco Colapinto continued to express his immense happiness after the impressive success he achieved in the sprint race for the fourth round of Formula 2. His victory over Paul Aaron on the final lap of the Tamburello dual race, which changed after the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994, will remain etched in the memory. “This is how you win on the last lap,” the Argentine driver said, beaming.

Colapinto needed a strong performance to shake off the frustration he carried from the first three races. Success was the best possible way, without a doubt. “It’s crazy, something unique, we came in a complicated year and we started to change it after Barcelona training. The team kept supporting me, the car was there,” said the Williams development program member.

In analyzing the race, the Argentine did not hide the flaw that marred his wonderful performance: “I had a bad start, I quit skating.” The moment of moving the car is still the weakest point and where Colapinto has to work the most. But he recovered and achieved an epic finale: I fought to the end. Little by little I got closer until I had the opportunity and I didn’t waste it. “This is how you win, on the last lap,” concluded Colapinto, whose smile did not match his face. With his victory, the Argentine raised his score to 24 points in the championship and advanced from 13th to ninth place, 44 points behind leader Zain Maloney.

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This Sunday, Colapinto will start from ninth position in the long race that will conclude the fourth round of the championship in Imola.