PREMA Racing is set for the second round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship this weekend and will return to European soil after the opener in Bahrain. The event will be held at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari near Imola, not far from the team’s headquarters.
The team will be fielding its three-driver line-up with good confidence coming from two podium finishes at the Sakhir Venue. Currently second in the driver championship, Arthur Leclerc came close to victory in the Feature Race at Sakhir and kept up the pace in last week’s Barcelona test.
Not far from him, fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member Ollie Bearman has high hopes. The British racer provided a stunning result in round 1, delivering a podium finish in his first Formula 3 race straight from F4, and also went extremely close to bringing home a win.
Red Bull Junior driver Jak Crawford, who had his weekend jeopardized by a qualifying issue and was further hampered by contact in race 1, is hoping for a prompt rebound in Italy, building on his competitive all-around pace.
Rene Rosin – Team Principal: “I think we showed good potential in Bahrain although it wasn’t an easy weekend. Back on home soil at Imola, we will try to take all the positives from last week’s test and bring home good points with all three drivers. It will all start by qualifying well, and then I’m sure the rest will come quite naturally.”
Friday, April 22nd
09:55 – Free Practice
15:00 – Qualifying
Saturday, April 23rd
10:35 – Race 1
Sunday, April 24th
08:50 – Race 2