Season in review – RD1 & 2 Silverstone

If I’d known a blown engine was the sign of bad things to come I should of packed up and gone home, instead the team worked tirelessly to get a new engine in before race 1. As soon as the engine was in the car 2 minutes of driving round the paddock I had formed up at the back of the grid by which time the drying conditions of qualifying had changed to extremely wet. Conditions I really enjoy. Starting dead last 4 laps later I had made my way up from 32nd to 12th in conditions. The worst problem as a driver you had to face was lack of visibility. Whilst I had made up a lot of places I wasn’t taking unnecessary risks, which makes crashing on a straight even more frustrating. Half way down Hanger Straight either the new tarmac, or the water running across the track caught my car and just sent me spinning across it and off into the wall. Whilst I had slowed a bit by the time of impact the car swopped ends at 114mph. Scary stuff. Unfortunately in a bid to get out of the car and prevent a potential fire I hit the battery cut off which corrupts the onboard video. An engine and one big crash. Not the start to the season I had hoped for. A seperate crash a minute later between 3 other cars caused a red flag and due to standing water the race was abandoned.

About Paul Wilson

Having a father who raced and a passion for motorsport it was always an ambition to go racing at some point in my life. In my twenties I raced Motocross and Enduro with some success, but I moved onto 4 wheels in 2008 and have not looked back. 2014 will be with Aston Martin Racing in the Vantage GT3 at the VLN with Stuart Leonard. When I'm not racing, I generally spend my time working out how to go quicker and how I'm going to pay for it all......

Posted on November 22, 2010, in Caterham, Racing, the past and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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