Summer day 22 – Davide Valsecchi

Davide Valsecchi – 6
Having failed to pick up any points in the first two races of the season, Davide Valsecchi had a better race in Barcelona to take AirAsia’s second and third points finishes as his teammate struggled. At Monaco, he qualified second and took the lead of the feature race when Sam Bird stalled on the line. He got a good lead towards the end, and on his final lap pushed hard to take the fastest lap on top of the first win for his team. There were two more points finishes in Valencia including a podium.
Since then, AirAsia’s strategy has sometimes been off, but it was working well in Hungary. That didn’t help Davide however, who qualified 26th after a penalty. The Italian’s decent finishes have kept him high in the championship, but he will need to do better if he’s going to stay sixth or climb up the table.

Points: 30
Best qualifying: 2
Worst qualifying: 26
Best finish: 1 (Monaco feature)
Worst finish: 17 (Silverstone sprint)
Retirements: 1

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