BARCELONA: 1st promising performances in the Supercup.
The first meeting of the Porsche Supercup Mobil 1 season took place on the Barcelona circuit with the Formula 1 Grand Prix from May 11th to 13th, 2018.
With sunny weather and good temperatures, Florian made his debut among the 30 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at the highest level of competition offered with this car.
During the only open training session allowed, Florian used his personal qualities and all the knowledge of his Team Martinet by Alméras, to position himself in 7th place at 5 tenths of a second.
Saturday at the end of the day, the qualifying session would reveal the level of performance of Florian among the world leaders in the category. From the beginning, Florian is in trouble but during a passage in pit lane for the second round, the team modifies a few things allowing Florian to go full throttle. For the last lap, Florian who got out from the pits first, signs off on the best time that would only be beaten at the end of the session by a professional driver and a Junior Team Porsche driver. This 3rd place demonstrated a good performance in an intense and indecisive session from the beginning all the way through to the end.
"It makes me really happy to qualify third place in the first meeting. My team provided me with an excellent car and I just regret that I had to delay my last lap because of the traffic. Without it, I may have been able to take the win. "
The weekend races took place in front of filled stands just before the F1 Grand Prix. After an uncontrolled start, Florian connected with a succession of racing facts. However, bad decisions ultimately lead to 18th place. The two safety cars laps reduced the overall race time and allowed Florian to get back into 14th place to finish.
This first experience for this season confirms a level of performance among the best but also shows that Florian will have to fight among the more experiences drivers.
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