• Callum qualifies on the front row in Monaco
• An electrical fire on the starting grid of the Feature Race ruled Callum out of a strong result in Monte Carlo


"This is undoubtedly the most disappointing outcome we could have got in Monaco. I felt confident heading into the weekend and normally go strong on street circuits so I was keen to make an impression on my first race weekend in Monaco.

After practice, I knew we would have a package to be battling for the top spots in qualifying. My qualifying lap felt really good, I got everything I could out of the car and when you do that then you know you're gonna be near the top.

It was great to come in after qualifying, especially with cars running after me in better conditions, and still being P1. We knew the conditions would change for the second group, but I had done everything I could do so had to just wait and see. At the end of the day, P2 in Monaco on my first race weekend is a great result.

Sadly in the Feature Race when I reached my grid spot for the start, I smelled an electrical burning smell and I could see smoke, and then the car just shut down. I started signalling to abort the start and that was the race over for me.

Not being able to take the start in the Feature Race meant that we had to start the Sprint Race from the last row. There's nothing you can really do from P19. I concentrated on driving quickly and cleanly. I think I was maybe fastest for a time, so the pace was not bad when I got clear air. But not doing any laps yesterday hurt me at the start. Once I got into a rhythm it was fine and I was able to get some useful experience on what is a very unique circuit.

All in all, it was a disappointing weekend as we knew we could have collected big points but we'll take the positives and carry them to France next month."


Callum delivers his best qualifying performance of the year
Starting from the front row, an electrical fire ended his race before it started


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