Sims heading home on a high
1 September 2009 – Alex Sims will enter the Brands Hatch circuit as a race winner this weekend after claiming his maiden Formula 3 Euroseries success at the Nürburgring last time out. The 21-year-old Englishman may have had a season of ups and downs but is hoping to carry his race-winning form to more strong results from the final eight races.
"For me, achieving something is important but I don't mind if somebody else has done the same earlier. Prior to the season I set myself two goals: I wanted to win the rookie title and secure a top-six position in the championship - and I still want to do so, although I have to admit that Valtteri Bottas has opened a small gap in the Rookie Cup and currently seems to be in great form."
Sims also thanks team-mates Christian Vietoris and Sam Bird for his success after much help before the season began. "They proved to be particularly helpful during the off-season tests," Alex explained. "After all, I had no Formula 3 experience at all, then."