Matt Solomon blitzes first Sepang F.Masters race
Date posted on August 16, 2014 · Published by Mark Goddard
The heavens opened just before the start at the Malaysian F1 circuit resulting in a safety car start. Solomon started second and was soon into the lead. Championship rival, James Munro, was unable to keep the pace after an attempt to take the lead and Solomon pulled away to win by 8.9 seconds. Yuan Bo finished 6th after dropping to last on the first lap.
“Matthew has now won in wet and dry and his confidence is sky high, as it should be” stated Team Principal Mark Goddard. “ We have one more race today from which he will start on pole and Yuan Bo will start 4th, the grid places being determined by the race one fastest lap times.”
Hua Miao finished 11th in the 18 car field after a tussle with Dominic Tjia who was racing In the wet for the first time. Tjia will start race two from 12th on the grid and Hua Miao 14th.
Pu Jun Jin retired after a rear suspension problem but he will still start 11th for race two. His pace for the first four laps prior to the problem was good enough for a top four finish.