Garcia was 3, 4, 6, 1, 9, 8. That was a drop off but as already mentioned it's a bit difficult to draw firm conclusion with so few races. A real trend or just a bit of noise?
The cameras may not have caught it but thought Garcia looked a little deflated in the paddock after the race. I don't think a 9th and an 8th was what she expected after the first four rounds either, and she had just missed out on 3rd place in the standings and therfore also a chunk of prize money. So I think that is understandable.
She won a race and did so convincingly - it's just consistency that appeared to be missing. In a longer season she might have been able to bounce back and hopefully she can come back next year and do just that. I have to note that she is also the youngest in the field having just turned 19 and she only had around 35 Spanish Formula 4 races between 2016 and 2017 for post-karting experience. Chadwick had nearly 50 races in F4 cars and nearly 20 in F3 before W Series, for example. Beitske Visser has nearly 100 single seater races under her belt, and Powell even more than that. I think Garcia is a proper talent with great potential, she just needs to get more track/sim time, and that ideally includes racing outside of W Series as well. I hope she finds it.
Edited by Vielleicht, 12 August 2019 - 10:42.