Darryn lines up in P15 for the Dutch GP


The Dutch Grand Prix is not an easy place to race, and following qualifying Darryn Binder is on course for points after a positive day and 15th place on the grid.

After Darryn finished outside the top 20 on Friday, a strong twelfth place in P2 on Saturday morning gave him confidence. His 1’35.917 guaranteed the South African one of the coveted places within the top 14, which will go straight through to Q2. In the 15-minute Q2, the 26-year-old fought for every thousandth of a second and tried with all his might to repeat his time from the morning.

Unfortunately, he didn’t quite manage it and ended the day in 15th place on the grid on row five. Nevertheless, this grid position gives Binder the chance to make up a lot of ground and thus also points with a good start and his strong race pace.

Darryn Binder
P15 – 1’36.271 (+1.002)

“I had a really positive start this morning after having problems yesterday. But in Practice 2 I got off to an equally strong start and was able to put in a good lap that took me straight into Q2. Unfortunately, I crashed just before the end of the session this morning, so I missed those three or four laps to figure out things a bit better. In Q2, however, the temperatures were a bit warmer and the grip on the track was a bit less. I felt good, but I couldn’t get it together. The competition is so close that a few tenths make a big difference. So, I’m only starting from P15, but at the same time I’m positive about having a good race tomorrow.”