Speaking after the race, Lotus drivers Roy Nissany and René Binder reflected on their dominant weekend, in which the team scored 83 out of a possible 86 points; the biggest points haul in a single weekend by any team this season.
Having won both races this weekend, Nissany was understandably delighted with the performance of the car: “Since Friday we’ve had great pace, already in the morning, afternoon, both during the sessions. Also yesterday, in the morning we saw the performance was there. We couldn’t get pole, but still, we carried the performance, took it out all on track, and here we are with the second consecutive win.”
Commenting on the next race in Austria, Nissany added: “Red Bull Ring is a special one for me. Everything is open; Tom Dillmann is a great racer but I’ll do my best to catch him and I believe I will!”
Teammate René Binder was also pleased with how his weekend had panned out: “Today was a bit better. Yesterday was already a great today, but today I did better in the qualifying; I started P4, got a really good started and moved up to quickly to P2 and tried to follow Roy until the pitstop. I think I was around 3 seconds maybe behind him, but after the pit-stop, I had some more problems with understeer and braking so I could not follow him again and had to manage the gap to Egor [Orudzhev].”
After this weekend’s results, Lotus now lead the constructors’ championship and Roy Nissany moves up to second place in the drivers’ championship; 5 points ahead of Fortec’s Louis Deletraz.