It was a weekend of misfortune for Emily Linscott in the Lucas Oil Formula Car Championship at Homestead Miami Speedway. Returning to the track where she completed the pre-season test, all the way before COVID-19, Linscott was looking forward to get back behind the wheel in Miami again. However, it ended up being an unlucky weekend.
The weekend started off rainy during the Official Testing on Thursday. Linscott ended the day second quickest, which made her hope the weather wouldn’t change too much for the weekend. Her rainy dream came true, because qualifying on Friday was also wet. Linscott spent most of the qualifying session in P2, before getting bumped to fifth in the end.
Race 1 was postponed due to a heavy thunderstorm. It was still raining when the race finally started, but unfortunately Linscott was caught out by a concertina effect and contact with another car. That meant the race was over for her. The grid for the second race was determined by fastest laps in the first race, so Linscott had to start race 2 all the way from the back in P14. Race 2 was completely dry. Emily moved beautifully from fourteenth up to a three-way fight for seventh. After this long battle, she got herself to the front of that group with only a lap to go to cross the finish line in seventh place.
The weather had cleared up entirely the following morning for qualifying. Linscott finished the session in sixth, only 2 tenths off from third, being plagued by traffic. Knowing she had good pace, her sights were set on a podium. During the race, Linscott’s migraine started acting up however, which made her drive a very conservative race.
All in all, this wasn’t the weekend Emily Linscott and her entourage had hoped for. There is not a lot of time to rest, because the final event of the season will be held in a few days, on October 1st and 2nd at Sebring International raceway.