Jack Doohan

Jack Doohan double podiums in Shanghai Asian F3

#2 Jack Doohan (AUS – Hitech Grand Prix Tatuus Alfa Romeo)
Qualifying 1: 3rd – Race 1 Grid: 3rd – Race 1 Result: 4th
Race 2 Grid from Race 1 times: 3rd – Race 2 Result: 3rd
Qualifying 2: 2nd – Race 3 Grid: 2nd – Race 3 Result: 2nd
F3 Asian Championship position: 2nd – 218 points – after 12 of 15 races

After a such a dominant weekend last time out in Asian F3 at Suzuka, Jack Doohan was disappointed with 4th, 3rd and 2nd this weekend in Shanghai. The 16-year-old Australian Red Bull Junior is still very much in with a shot at the championship when the series returns to the same venue for the final three races in three weeks time.

"It didn't turn out like I wanted at all," explained Doohan frankly. "We just couldn't find the right balance in the car and I didn't jell with it at all. It was very strange after the recent rounds where it was so good and I really enjoyed driving it."

"It seemed fine in FP1 in the wet on Friday, super quick and even as things dried out it was not bad but I think those mixed conditions hurt us in the end because we were short of dry time. And missing the pre race test days that a lot of the teams did all worked against us."

"So Saturday morning was the first time we ran new tyres and I was surprised how far back we were compared to the others. We had no chance to run a race simulation and found a big drop off in Race 1. I hoped that things would evolve through the races as we tried a few things but they really didn't."

"We still ended the weekend still too far off my team mate even finishing second and that's what we've got to turn around for when we come back here for the final time. I stayed late at the track talking to the guys and analysing the data, it's a combination of things and we are all working very hard to put it right for next time. I still want to win the championship," concluded the Hitech Grand Prix driver.