Harvey: Removal of pit-stop races 'a bit unfair'
28 July 2011 – Britain's Jack Harvey says the mid-season removal of pit-stop races in British F3 'seems a bit unfair' on the whole, with his Carlin squad organising a specific test day at Pembrey in South Wales solely in a bid to hone their tyre changing skills.
The 2010 Formula BMW Europe runner-up explained that although the regulation tweak is not of great significance to himself for the rest of the year, he feels the hard work put in by team members will now go to waste in future races.
"To be honest, I don’t really mind a great deal," Harvey explained to GPUpdate.net. "Carlin was very prepared for pit-stops, we went and did specific days of testing. We went to Pembrey and did a purposeful, full day of pit-stop practice.
"So not being able to show that after all the hard work, effort and time to get good at it, seems a bit unfair really. It was good practice to have for the future definitely, but it doesn’t really make a great difference I don’t think.
"It’s just a shame because the team did work hard trying to get better in that area, and now they’re not going to have the chance to show all of the hard work they put into it."
The British Formula 3 field is back in action at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, with the Euro F3 grid also competing as part of the FIA International Trophy campaign.
Jack Harvey was talking to GPUpdate.net's Mike Seymour
Twitter: @MikeSeymourF1, @jack_harvey42