Scott delighted to “pick up” the wins
As others faltered or fell to misfortune, David Scott kept himself out of trouble to record his second win of the weekend and F3 Cup career in Snetterton’s round seven race two.
As others faltered or fell to misfortune, David Scott kept himself out of trouble to record his second win of the weekend and F3 Cup career in Snetterton's round seven race two.
Though he admits it was a "lucky one", the Chris Dittmann Racing-aided independent had enough pace to stick with the lead pair and position himself perfectly to pounce, should the closely-matched front two make a mistake.
"It was good." he said after the race. "The same thing applies [as race one], it's being there to pick up from other people's mistakes.
"The two of them were quicker on that first lap but I think as soon as it would have settled down I might have been able to hang with them. The pace was good and we might have been able to go a bit quicker had it not been for the dust which was on a good fifth of the circuit, all the way round Coram and it's a very quick corner and you just couldn't go round it flat out."
The early leader Alice Powell was the first to hit the dust at full racing speed and subsequently spun. Scott was then sat in third and had the best view of the events that unfolded in front of him that handed him the lead.
"On the first couple of laps it was pretty slippery, you could have probably gone quicker but there was no point and me and Louis both thought you don't want to push it and go off and do some damage. As soon as Alice went through Coram she disappeared into the dust and it was a case of Days of Thunder, you couldn't see a thing.
"Alex moved to the right because he couldn't see where Alice had gone and she had gone a little bit wider onto the dirt. It was slippery on the dust and the back end had swapped and she came back across right where he was trying to see where the track was clear."
Round seven could well be the last of Scott's 2013 campaign due to other commitments so he's happy to have ended his season with such a flourish. He's expecting to make use of the seats available on the grid next year rather than keep his Dallara F305 stored away from a race track.
With two wins, he joked "the car's worth another ten grand a win!"