The first pole of the season – We all enjoyed karaoke at Zandvoort

Emma Kimilainen (FIN)

First pole of the 2021 season !

The car felt amazing, and the team did an incredible job. I am thrilled since I hardly participated in practice, only completing a few laps due to a technical issue. I am feeling confident and happy about the race. I love this track and it’s going to be awesome. While Spa was exceptional, I equally enjoy Zandvoort and, after last week’s win, I feel like I have gained great momentum.

After that pole position, I am feeling confused! It was a tight fight from the beginning to the end. My engineer Danny didn’t say anything to me for the entire final lap and then, right at the end, he said: ‘you’ve finished P3. No, wait, you are P1! Emma, you are on pole!’

I was relieved as I felt like I had driven a good lap, pushing so hard. Unfortunately, I made a little mistake in sector three, so I felt on edge as to whether I had achieved pole. I was just waiting and hoping that I might get it.

I made a bet with Danny. When you make a bet with a Finn, be prepared for the consequences…

So, Danny sang Spice Girls today!! It’s safe to say we all enjoyed that one !

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