Victorious Vips: ‘I always push like a maniac’

Jüri Vips is the king of Baku. The Estonian Hitech GP driver got his first two wins in Formula 2 and is back in the fight for the championship. This is how his weekend went in his own words.

Before Baku things looked quite dire for Jüri Vips. The Red Bull junior did get his first podium of the season at Monaco, but a point-less first round at Bahrain left the 20-year-old trailing. But his amazing performance at Baku where he won two races including the Feature Race means he’s back in the game.

“I know that I push like a maniac always so I’d like to think that I made a bit of a difference as well, but honestly, I give massive credit to the Hitech boys because our car was really really good all weekend. So huge thanks to them.

Juri Vips #8 Hitech, during the third round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at the street circuit of Baku, in Azerbaijan on June 04–06, 2021.

“You know I really think that the first two weekends could have been the same, we just didn’t capitalise on the opportunities we had and the pace we had. This weekend we just put it all together. We’ll just try to do the same from here onwards.

“I think that that quote you can really relate to Race 2 yesterday because I think that there were some moments when the race could have ended very easily if I would have tried to attack a little bit harder. Some people were doing some crazy moves and I managed to stay cool and stay out of trouble and just use my pace advantage.”

“Race 3 was really good, I felt confident in our pace, when it came to the pit stop I pushed like crazy on the pit entry, the boys did a fantastic pit stop as well which helped and my out lap was the fastest of anyone as well so it was pretty much the perfect race I would say.”

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