Challenging weekend in Hungary for Sandy Stuvik

Sandy Stuvik shines in Silverstone

The fourth round of the GP3 Series took place at the Hungaroring Circuit just outside Budapest, in Hungary. The circuit had been fully resurfaced since the last time the GP3 Series raced there last year. Sandy was feeling ready for the challenge after his strong qualifying in Silverstone 2 weeks ago.

Qualifying took place on Saturday morning. Sandy Stuvik and the Trident Team had a positive Free Practice session on Friday, and felt confident for the days qualifying. However, Sandy was very unlucky in this qualifying session, after having the red flag intrude his run on the second set of new tires, this meant he would not get the best performance from them and would thus end the session in 21st place. "We had the potential to be in the top 5, but we were just really unlucky and it didn't go our way today. It will be a very difficult weekend from here."

Starting from the back in race 1, Sandy had a good start and managed to get a few positions up. Unfortunately the first few laps would be the only chance to overtake, as the new asphalt on the Hungaroring circuit combined with the Medium compound Pirelli tire meant that there would be very little degradation and therefore no overtaking. Sandy finished the race in 18th position. "Just a very processional race today, not a lot to do after the first few laps when everything settles down it's almost impossible to overtake at this circuit and it's something we expected."

The second and final race of the weekend saw Sandy start and finish in 18th position, almost an identical repeat of yesterday in a race that saw virtually no overtakes. "Similar race to yesterday, there isn't much to do and it feels very disappointing when you know you have the car to be fighting for podiums. We will work hard to make sure our qualifying in Hockenheim next weekend puts us much higher up the grid."

Sandy is sponsored by the Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand.







13-15 May

Barcelona, Spain

Round 1

1-3 July

Red Bull Ring, Austria

Round 2

8-10 July

Silverstone, UK

Round 3


Hungaroring, Hungary

Round 4

29-31 July

Hockenheim, Germany

Round 5

26-28 Aug


Round 6

2-4 Sept

Monza, Italy

Round 7

30 Sept -2 Oct Sepang, Malaysia Round 8

25-27 Nov

Yas Marina, UAE

Round 9

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