In this selection of photos – one per championship round – Daniel reveals the side of a race weekend that the fans don’t always see. From paddock to podium, from cresting a blind hill in Portimao to riding the kerbs of Monza, join him in this photo review of the 2012 season.
Daniel spent 2012 racing in the Formula Two championship, scoring two podiums and a string of top 10 results. In this interview with the official Formula Two website he reveals his highs and lows for the year.
Monsoon-style rain and a greasy track added to Monza’s famous low-downforce profile to make the racing particularly challenging during F2’s final meeting of the 2012 season.
Formula Two’s first visit to the Hungaroring saw Daniel fight a weekend-long duel with championship leader Luciano Bacheta.
Daniel laid the groundwork for a storming end to the 2012 F2 season by earning his second podium of the year at the unique setting of the Paul Ricard High-Tech Test Track.
Formula Two returned to its Brands Hatch home at the weekend, and thousands of fans braved the downpours to see Daniel and his rivals put on a racing show that banished the wet-weather blues.
Daniel returned home from a tough weekend at Spa with a maiden Formula Two podium as his reward for battling through set-up problems and atrocious weather conditions.
A top-three qualification performance at the Nürburgring showed that Daniel has the speed to challenge for victories in this year’s Formula Two championship – now all he needs is a set-up that lets him unlock his blistering pace in the races themselves.
Hard work and determination were at the forefront for Daniel as he returned to Portugal and the Algarve circuit where he previously earned the British F3 National Championship.
Daniel has welcomed a positive start to the racing season after he competed in the opening rounds of the 2012 Formula 2 championship at Silverstone this weekend.