Costantino Peroni barely missed podium in G1 Virtual Series 2019

Costantino Peroni took part to his maiden G1 Virtual Series race. After a positive podium in a difficult week-end in Cremona with Not Only Motorsport, the G1 series took part to the Virtual Race in Road Atlanta. An amazing track, helpful for the championship standings, due some point system, added to the regular events. The virtual event had a two 20 minutes session plan, while Peroni manage to get more confident every lap. Qualifying result was a seventh fastest lap time. Both races were funny and eventful, with Costantino able to score two fourth places.

Costantino Peroni
“I’m pretty happy about our first Virtual event of the year. Unfortunately, front drivers were too fast for us, this was my maiden appearance on this kind of event… But I have to say has been fun! Both races saw us getting close to the podium, especially in the second race where I made a mistake. Anyway, I this was a useful experience for next round, in Varano, in the end of the month”.

Emotional podium for Costantino Peroni on his debut in Cremona

Costantino Peroni celebrates his maiden podium on his come back to competition. The Italian driver, racing for Not Only Motorsport in G1 Series, faced a more than difficult week-end begin, as the car got affected by several electronical issues. With zero laps competed on Saturday, also qualifying on Sunday morning saw Costantino struggling, with just three laps completed. The team was able to fix the issues few seconds before the pit-lane closed for race 1, so Peroni had to start from last position. With a strong pace and competitive asset, the Italian driver completed first race in 7th place, same position to start for the second manche of the week-end. With a good approach, Costantino avoid to be hit in a crash in turn 3, and after a long safety-car period, he was able to secure a podium finish, on his first 2019 race week-end.

Costantino Peroni
“Is the first time for in this championship. Can’t find the words to describe how happy I’m to be back in action and to celebrate this with a podium. This day means a lot for me for some personal reasons, and is nice to have at least a trophy to remind it. I want to thank all my family and friends for being by my side in that long racing break before this race. As well all Not Only Motorsport personnel has been unbelievable to work so hard to fix some issue, when everybody would have given it up. On the other hand, looking at this potential, is frustrating thinking on how much potential we lost without running, but I hope during the year many other chances will arrive”.