Our pundit in the paddock, Neil Allenby interview Lucas GP boss Lucas Wilson on the teams future, success and Peugeot
NA: So Lucas, 5th and 9th on Sunday, you must be pleased?
LW: Yes, it was a great result for the team, we have been struggling this year. But congrats to Warrior and Ingram on their success this week.
NA: On a similar line to your comment, the LW-2GP does not seem as competitive this year as last years car. Considering that last years car won 2 races, do you feel disappointed?
LW: Obviously, it is not where we want to be. We are a racing team, we exist to win so every weekend is a disappointment in that sense. But that's F1, some years your are competitive and some years you are not, I mean look at Team 23, they almost won the title last year, but they are not as competitive this year.
NA: If you don't improve your performance next year, do you still see the point of racing in F1?
LW: We are not going anywhere, be it at the back of the grid or at the front. We enjoy what we do and we want to stay in F1 as long as we can.
NA: Back to this weekend, Kurtis had a great debut didn't he?
LW: Yes, it was great to see him score points on his first F1 race, when he came from the back of the grid! It was a really impressive performance.
NA: Peugeot announced this week that they are pulling out of F1, how does this effect your engine deal and technical partnership?
LW: It does not effect it really, Peugeot is committed to producing V12 engines for F1 next year and we will still get to use their facilities. We are still in a technical relationship with the team, it is great to have Meteor Motorsport move in across the road from our factory, this will enable us to have a better working relationship for both teams.