Podium finish for Padayachee at Singapore F1 GP event
Date posted on September 26, 2011 · Published by Mark Goddard
Duvashen Padayachee finished third in a hard fought round 12 of the JK Racing Asia Series held at the Singapore F1 GP event. Team mate, Natasha Seatter was fifth, a personal best finish, with Pasin Lathouras in eighth after pitting to change a punctured tyre.
Natasha Seatter, starting from third on the grid, ended the first lap in that position with Padayachee in fourth whilst an unlucky Lathouras limped back to the pits to change a punctured rear tyre after Lucas Auer had tagged him at the start.
Auer passed Seatter and Padayachee on lap two with the latter also overtaking his Eurasia team mate just before the safety car was deployed. Racing recommenced on lap four with the top four pulling away from the field before another safety car on lap 7 closed the field up again. Auer was called in to replace a damaged front wing which promoted Padayachee to third and Seatter to fifth. A single lap of racing was left once the safety car was in and Padayachee and Seatter came home with great personal best finishes for the season. Pasin Lathouras recorded the fourth fastest race lap on his charge back to 8th in the competitive field.
“This was a great result for Duvashen and I am confident we will now see him on the podium many more times this season. Natasha has improved beyond recognition in the past year and it can only be a matter of time before we see her on a JK Racing Series Asia podium” stated Mark Goddard of Eurasia Motorsport. “Pasin was really unlucky to suffer a puncture but once back on track he drove a great race and his fourth fastest race lap demonstrated his fourth place on the grid was well deserved. It was a shame Aaron Chang was unable to start due to his accident in Saturday’s race but he is recovering well and will come back stronger at the next event which supports the Indian F1 GP.”