And he managed to move up quite a few more places as the race progressed until eventually in the final third segment of the race, he found himself in a position to start hunting down the leading group. "I think our pace was basically solid," he said, "but unfortunately, I missed the Attack Mode activation zone once. I dropped back a bit as a result and lost the connection with the leading group. But for that, I could have been fighting for a place on the podium and then it would have been a very different race, but that's just how it is. We must now learn from that. We made a great recovery, and the most important thing is to keep scoring points every weekend."
Although the race did not go quite the way he would have wanted, he sees that there are lessons that both he and the team can learn. Stoffel: "We made a great recovery in the race, and the most important thing is to keep scoring points every weekend. It wasn't a perfect race for us today, but P5 kind of limited the damage."