The lack of pace was due to difficulty in getting tire temperature – the “ArtTech’s” testing has taken place at the Rustavi International Motorpark in Georgia, often in ambient conditions of over 40 degrees, while last weekend at the Nurburgring the temperature remained in the low teens for most of the weekend. Track temperature slumped from 25 degrees in practice and qualifying on Friday to 14 degrees for the final race, suggesting that Artline made strong progress in switching on its tires.
Artline’s engineer Egor Nazarov said it was a matter first of managing expectations.”If our expectation was to be in the top 10, we would be disappointed,” he told AUTOSPORT. “But if it is to try out the car, to understand it, then not.”
The second bolid was present in the team’s awning at the Nurburgring, and will be raced by an undisclosed driver in the Euro F3 finale at Hockenheim next month.