"When I got the call-up, in my head I was like, oh, okay. I thought we'd probably just wait for the summer break," he told the media, including GPFans.
"But I'm actually really glad I got these two before the break because it gives me something to think about, build on, and throw some questions back to the team.
"So, I feel like we're going to get to Zandvoort much better prepared than if Zandvoort was my first race. For me, obviously, I know where my fitness is, so I can work during the summer break now. I'll be in the gym.
"I think it's just tough in a race when you're not really making progress.
"When you're trying a few things and if they don't work, you kind of just feel like, all right, maybe today's not the day. But I don’t know; nine days ago, I hadn't driven this car. So yeah, when I put everything into perspective, I think we're okay.
"So it's probably not all that bad, now that I'm back in the sport, I've got a taste, and I want to make sure that I'm kicking ass."
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