Dec. 21, 2013
-- Zhuhai International Circuit, China -
In what can only be called an inspired drive today, Pete Olson set his fastest lap time ever this morning in qualifying at blistering 1.37.7, half a second behind former AFR Champion Jim Kato of Hong Kong. In the afternoon, Olson took 3rd
in AFR’s highest-level International Class in the Round 9 race, which earned him 20 points, enough to seal 3rd
overall in the 2013 Asia Formula Renault Championship for PS Racing Team in the driver’s titles despite one race to go tomorrow.
“I am incredibly happy about this result, it’s what we’ve been gunning for since the last race weekend – with the gap to 2nd
in points, it was my mission to seal 3rd
overall in the driver’s titles. Also, I made a new personal best in terms of lap time in qualifying, to get into the coveted ‘37s’. But I know I am still capable of more, and there is still so much to work on. The point is to keep improving, and I think I’ve shown to everyone, all the people that have ever doubted my abilities, that no matter what, I will keep improving, whatever it takes. The only one who will set a limit for you is yoursellf. With faith in God, and perseverance, you can be a Champion, no matter what is your goal in life."
“I want to give my heartfelt thanks to Pekka Saarinen, my coach and the PS Racing team owner, for pushing me as hard as he has, and to the entire team for all the hard work they’ve put in during the past week. The boys were working some serious overtime to give me the best car possible, and as the qualifying and race results today showed, it paid off big time. I also want to thank Sideways Driving Club of Hong Kong owner Nick Swanson [http://sideways-driving-club.com
], BELL helmets, Drift Innovation, my parents and Deborah Callard for their sponsorship and support, without which this wouldn’t have been possible.”
“I dedicate this title to my brother Matt, and Trang who is down in Hanoi at the ChildFund International project in Vietnam, who I will visit in the spring with Pekka and PS Racing to launch our 2014 charity racing campaign. God Bless.”