Phew. Finally, home. My trip back home from Diriyah was pretty similar to both races. Trouble at the airport and belated flights – that’s why I got home much later and had to spend the night somewhere else. Utter chaos, but it gave me the time to reflect on the past few days.
Finally, back home.
Sure, I expected the first race to go differently, but sometimes it’s just tough luck – that’s a part of motorsport too. First a screw in the tire, then the missed qualifying due to my own mistake during free training. That was a hard pill to swallow for me. On the plus side, we’ve seen how fast our car can go. After all, we were among the lead during free training. Something I sadly couldn’t prove during qualifying. First thing I’m going to do together with the team is analyze what happened during the race. The data will offer up some important findings – but first things first: time to cool down.
Only fitting that my fully restored ham slicer finally arrived from Italy. That’s something I’ve been dreaming about for quite a long time. I’m pretty stoked – it’s 100 years old. So of course, I’ll be trying it out immediately. Oh – and I wanted to install a new radio in my classic Porsche. Same look as back then, just with modern technology. That’ll distract me and clear my head. Tomorrow I’ll be back to doing sports to prepare for the upcoming race in Rome.