Augusto Farfus pleased to get season-best result

Augusto Farfus pleased to get season-best result

Augusto Farfus
Photo: ITR e.V.

Augusto Farfus rounded off his Zandvoort DTM weekend by scoring a second points finish in a row, when he piloted his BMW to a fifth place finish on Sunday.

This finish represents the Brazilian driver’s best performance of 2018 so far, with his previous best this season was seventh at the Hungaroring.

Farfus carried out the overtake of the race, using an opportunistic move on both Nico Müller and a freshly-pitted Pascal Wehrlein at Tarzan to get himself further up the order.

Admitting that he felt aggrieved by a mistake in qualifying that saw him start eighth, the Team RMG driver felt that there was more in both him and the car to get a better finish by the North Sea coast, where he last took a race win back in 2013.

“We had a strong race today. We finally manage to find a good compromise with the balance,” said the Monaco-based driver, who is now 16th in the standings with 22 points.

“It’s a shame that I made a mistake in qualifying. Otherwise it might have been possible to finish further up the field in the race but I am happy with fifth place.”