Roy Nissany under the Israeli flag
Roy Nissany under the Israeli flagPhoto: Public Relations

Israeli race car driver Roy Nissany on Monday finished second place in the Formula One world V8 3.5 Series championship, which took place at rainy Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary.

Hungarian-raised Nissany of the Lotus Team spun from second to seventh at the final corner as the field went green for the first time, from its ‘safety car’ (caution period), on lap five.   

He then set fastest lap as he sliced his way up the order, and executed a fine passing move for second place. Frenchman Tom Dillmann took the top spot.

"It was quite a strange race," said Nissany. "I felt more grip as the race progressed, but I think I reached Tom (Dillmann) too late, and he is a really good defender.”

"Anyway, I am happy to be here. At the restart early on I just had aquaplaning and spun off after getting too close to Tom,” concluded the Israeli driver.