What they said – Monza, race two

Zanella, Mirocha and Bacheta discuss the final race of the year

Christopher Zanella powered to his second Formula Two victory of the season during the 16th and final round of the 2012 FIA Formula Two Championship, with the Swiss leading home Kevin Mirocha and Luciano Bacheta. That was enough to hand 22-year-old Bacheta the championship title and with it a full test with the Williams F1 team. See what the top three had to say after the champagne had been sprayed…

Christopher Zanella

"I'm very happy with the win. In my situation it was the best I could do to finish the season with a victory. I got a good start and managed to overtake for the lead and then I just tried to build a gap. I did some doughnuts at the end which relieved a lot of pressure - I was just so happy to win the last race!" I've had some great moments in F2 and met some great people and it's a great way to end.

"My goal was also to win the title this year but sometimes I have been a little unlucky and that's just the way it goes. I'm still working on my plans for next year but World Series by Renault is one option we're looking at, but we'll just have to see."

Kevin Mirocha

"It was good race today but very difficult to catch Christopher, and Luciano wascoming from behind later on so I needed a very high concentration level. I was fighting very hard and overtook Markus early on without any boost. Then it was just a case of managing the tyres and the gap. I think this was probably the best we could have done in this race but overall a great weekend. I've definitely had a better second half of the season, possibly the strongest out of everyone."

Luciano Bacheta

"We had a good start off the line and as soon as I got past Matheo I felt in control and realised from that from that point on I had the championship so I decided to go and have a good race and wanted to push and attack. It felt really good as for the first time I was able to just to enjoy the race rather than worry too much about the title.

"As for winning, it's still sinking in! The first feeling was just relief and then happiness and then every emotion! I'm still kind of dazed by it all. To have won a Williams F1 test too is just insane! I can't believe it and probably won't until I'm actually sat in the car. It's just incredible and I have to say a big thank you to Comma and the rest of my sponsors, and everyone who has helped me this season."

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2012 Championship
FINAL STANDINGS
1.
231.5pts
2.
210pts
3.
196pts
4.
169pts
5.
161pts
6.
159.5pts
7.
115pts
8.
106.5pts
10.
27pts
Monza
Race 1
1.
21 laps
2.
+2.827s
3.
+15.712s
4.
+17.676s
6.
+26.447s
7.
+32.113s
8.
+36.188s
9.
+41.745s
10.
+49.825s
Monza
Race 2
1.
21 laps
2.
+4.780s
3.
+6.366s
4.
+6.957s
5.
+7.030s
6.
+12.867s
7.
+16.007s
8.
+18.338s
9.
+21.106s
10.
+24.803s
 
 
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