ROFGO driver Oliver Goethe experienced the most special race weekend of his career so far on the streets of Monte Carlo, supporting the F1 Monaco Grand Prix last weekend.
- Oliver Goethe makes successful Monaco debut
- The 16-year-old Dane completes a faultless weekend in the Principality
- He improves 7 positions in Sunday’s race
Racing in Monaco is a highlight in any racing drivers’ career, for Oliver, it’s even more special because the youngster lives and attends school in the Principality. As well as celebrating ROFGO’s 12-year partnership with Gulf Oil International, Oliver dazzled everyone with the timeless blue and orange livery on his MP Motorsport car.
Due to the tight schedule of the Formula 1 weekend, the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine field only had limited time on a track where testing is impossible. Giving the rookie Bullet Athlete only a short time to learn the track and only one shot at securing his position on the grid for both races.
Oliver drove consistently during the weekend and improved lap by lap, eventually putting his car P24 and P23 for the races on a grid of 28 drivers on the narrow streets of Monaco where overtaking opportunities are rare.
However, that didn’t stop the 16-year-old from carving his way through the field and improving six positions in race one and seven positions in Sunday’s second race, which was interrupted by three safety car periods. Oliver didn’t put a foot wrong all weekend and executed all three restarts perfectly, dealing with the pressure from behind and the closeness of the walls.
“What a weekend! It wasn’t an easy one and I had to face a lot of challenges, but the overall experience has been incredible,” – “Oliver said. “Carrying this special livery on these streets is something that will stay with me for a long time. I enjoyed the battles on track, and I am quite happy with the outcome. Of course, it would’ve been nice to finish in the points again, but we’ll get there, hopefully in a week’s time at Paul Ricard. It`s been amazing to race at home, surrounded by my family and friends, and I can’t wait to return here next year to fight for points and podiums.”
Oliver has no time to rest as he’s back in his race car this weekend ( May 28-30) at Le Castellet, for the fourth round of the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season.