Josh Webster hungry for success in Hungary

Josh Webster

Josh Webster - Credit: Archant

STOMARKET racing driver Josh Webster hopes to “achieve some good results” in the second half of his first season in GP3 after struggling to make his mark on the championship so far.

The 19-year-old has raced at Valencia, Silverstone and the Nurburgring in the last month, but has yet to pick up any championship points and crashed out in the first race in Germany, which saw him take a trip to hospital.

He is one of nine drivers in the series yet to score.

But despite that, the talented young driver is staying upbeat as he looks towards the Hungarian GP later this month.

Of the past month, he said: “It was an amazing experience to race at the British Grand Prix.

“The German GP was one to forget after two non-finishes with accident damage. A trip to Koblenz hospital in an ambulance with all the lights and sirens wasn’t the excitement I anticipated at the end of the day on Saturday.

“I was convinced I was fine but the circuit medical team wanted to be 100% sure I hadn’t sustained any damage after my flying car incident courtesy of my team-mate.

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““I received fantastic medical care and the doctors and medics were brilliant but I was gutted to be hit after overtaking 6 cars on the opening lap.

“The Status GP team worked really hard and did a great job to repair the car on Saturday night, and I was cleared to race by the doctors on Sunday morning only to have another incident whilst trying to make progress after having to start from the back. A frustrating weekend to say the least.”

Now Webster is focused on picking up some points in Hungary over the weekend of July 26-28.

He said: “The whole team is working really hard to make the most of what we have learned so far this season and we hope to achieve some good results moving forward.

“Our main focus is on improving qualifying which is absolutely key as substantially moving forward in the races is virtually impossible on the Pirelli tyres.

“I’m looking forward to racing at the Hungaroring for the first time after a promising test in early June.”