The Catalan driver made a good comeback from thirteenth place to cross the finish line in sixth position in Sunday's race.
He leaves Hungary with another great learning experience, as well as saving eight points, which are key for the championship standings.
"It was a good weekend, but without the results we would have liked. Now we will focus on fighting for the runner-up spot in the championship, trying to close all the remaining races in the best possible way and scoring good points".
Pepe Martí concludes the seventh round of the FIA Formula 3 season in Hungary with a remarkable comeback in Sunday's race. The young driver captured much of the international television signal with his overtaking, in a driving masterclass that surprised everyone once again.
Starting from thirteenth position, he managed to cross the finish line in sixth place, thus scoring 8 important points for the championship. Martí leaves the Hungaroring in third place in the overall standings with a total of 100 points, just one point behind second. Overall, it was a weekend where Pepe stood out for his great tyre management in both the first and second races, as well as for his talent for overtaking. Once again, he made it clear that despite the setbacks, he is a driver who always makes the most of every situation.
"It has been a good weekend, but without the results we would have liked. On Friday in qualifying we were going well, but in the last run I couldn't put in a good lap, it cost me a lot. In the end, 13th is not where we should be, but you learn from everything. Starting from that position obviously doesn't help, but I think we had a good race on Saturday as well.
There was a safety car, and then, just when we were going better, with good pace and good tyres, I was overtaken and the race was practically over at that moment. Sunday's race was very good, we made a good start and moved up two positions. We continued to make good overtakes, but there was a moment when I got stuck trying to overtake and that penalised us quite a lot. From that moment on, it was more difficult for me to overtake and I crossed the finish line in sixth position. These are 8 important points for the championship, where we are third, 1 point behind the second classified. The championship is practically impossible, something extraordinary would have to happen, so now we will focus on the runner-up position, trying to close all the remaining races in the best possible way and score well. All in all, I'm happy with the race pace and it's a pity about the setbacks", commented Martí at the end of the weekend.
This week, with no rest, Pepe will prepare for the next round today and tomorrow, to fly to Belgium on Wednesday, where the penultimate round of the season will be held at the SPA-Francorchamps track.