2016 Volkswagen Vento Cup race experience: Dream weekend
A podium in the final round of the Volkswagen Vento Cup at the BIC is almost too good to be true!
Volkswagen Motorsport India started something wonderful this year, at least for us journalists. From the second round onwards, two publications were invited to participate in each race weekend of the one-make Vento Cup championship. This is no ‘fun media race’; the journalists are given a car, racing overalls and are treated exactly the same as any of the other 15-odd drivers competing in the national series. The final round of the 2016 championship was my turn to represent OVERDRIVE!
Initially, I thought it would be a great idea...
Daruvala, who had sealed his second Formula 2 win with a dominating drive in the second sprint race on Saturday, was sluggish from second and clocked 56:41.936.
Bottas’ final flying lap saw him beat Hamilton by .096 seconds in a qualifying session that set the grid for Formula One's second-ever sprint, which will determine the starting lineup for Sunday’s main race.
This was Bagnaia's debut success in the premier category after 10 wins combined in Moto2 and Moto3.