Trident Motorsport wants to confirm the great form shown at the previous F3 event at Imola, where it claimed pole position and victory in the feature race.
The FIA Formula 3 Championship will resume this weekend in Catalonia for the third round of the 2022 season.
The FIA Formula 3 Championship kicks off this weekend in Motnmelò, on the same circuit where the opening round of the series took place last year. At the renowned Iberian venue, Trident Motorsport hopes to continue the same, remarkable streak of results from the previous event at Imola. Back at the Italian venue, the team had completed the front row of the feature race with Zane Maloney claiming his first pole position and Roman Staněk. The Czech driver went on to win Sunday’s feature race and also take fourth place in Race 1. As a result, Staněk racked up 33 points all weekend and jumped to P3 in the drivers’ standings. It was a great rebound for him after failing to score points at Sakhir due to two punctures.
At Imola, Maloney was unable to secure his first F3 podium due to a spin during the feature race. Despite failing to convert his pole into a win, the Barbados showed great potential, giving the team huge confidence for the rest of the year.
Imola also welcomed Oliver Rasmussen’s first race under the Trident Motorsport banner as Jonny Edgar’s replacement. The Danish driver, based in Amiens, immediately made his way to the points zone and hopes to establish himself among the leading F3 candidates at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The drivers of the FIA Formula 3 Championship have already raced at Montmelò this year with two days of collective testing on 15 and 16 April. At the time, Staněk, Maloney and Rasmussen finished in P5, P8 and P7 respectively. The team’s technical staff and drivers have prepared for the race with great attention to detail and are looking forward to hitting the track over the weekend.
Giacomo Ricci, team manager:
“Back in Imola, our Formula 3 drivers had a remarkable weekend, with pole position and victory. Now we want to keep the same momentum in Barcelona, a circuit where we have a good tradition, and we aim for a good satisfaction. In 2021 Jack Doohan was just 6,000 seconds away from pole and took P2 in the feature race. This year we will start all over again and we will do our very best to get out of Spain with good results.”
The FIA Formula 3 Championship cars will start on Friday at 9.30am for the 45-minute free practice session, followed by qualifying at 3.30pm. The Sprint Race kicks off at 11am on Saturday, while the final race of the weekend, the Feature Race, kicks off at 10:05am on Sunday.