DESPITE THE start Thomas Maxwell had at the first round of the Australian Formula Ford Championship, the 16-year-old is more than ready to get back into the championship fight at Round 2 of the open-wheel series at Phillip Island.
The Northern Territory driver showed his fellow competitors he has what it takes to win, putting the Sonic Motor Racing Services Mygale on the front for practice, but had bad luck heading into the races.
Maxwell was involved in another driver’s incident during the final race of the event, taking the teenager out of the race and contention for a round placing.
“The Sonic Mygale showed strong pace during the first round of the series, but some unfortunate luck took away what would have been a very strong start to the season,” Maxwell said.
“There were positive glimpses which we took away from the weekend, but as always there are areas we can improve and further develop.
“As long as I can keep refining my technique it’s all grounding steps in the right direction.
“Onwards and upwards for now, I’m going to bite the bullet and focus all of my energy in preparing for the next round at Phillip Island.”
The Bosch Car Service Centre driver is currently placed ninth in the Australian Formula Ford Championship.
Maxwell’s next round will be held at the prestigious Phillip Island Circuit for Round 2 of the series on May 22.