Jerome d’ Ambrosio admits that Dragon Racing needs to work on their qualifying performance in order to push for the podium places in the races.
In the last two races d’Ambrsoio finished sixth in Long Beach and fourth in Miami but qualified in ninth and eighth position. The Belgium driver believes that if they sort out their qualifying performance they will be fighting for race wins and podiums.
“It’s difficult to say what our problem is, our last two qualifying’s have been a bit better and we were only two tenths off pole in Long Beach, but we were in eighth place. We are quick in the race, but if we want to maximise the race we need to start in the top two rows. Eighth place means that we are in the fight at the beginning with other cars and we could get held up and lose our chance.”
“There are some others areas that we need to work on. We need to work on our pitstop time and other things that we need to put together to get speed and the results,” said Ambrosio.
The Dragon Racing driver is also looking forward to the challenge of turn one in the race. The 29-year old likes the idea that nobody can cut the first corner but is aware that the risk of a collision is still very high.
“I am really happy at the way it is at the moment, we have seen in the other races that have a chicane at the first corner people cutting it and losing a couple positions. Here we have a wall, so you need to be clean into turn one and I think that is fair,” said Jerome d’Ambrosio.
Dragon Racing are currently in sixth place in the constructors championship 14 points away from China Racing who have improved dramatically in the last few races. The American team will be hoping for a big score of points on Saturday to keep them in touching distance of the Chinese team.