Franco Colapinto makes impressive F3 debut with Drivex

Franco Colapinto makes impressive F3 debut with Drivex

10.03.2019: Argentinean Colapinto finished 3rd-fastest after two-day Winter Series event at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Marta García improved more than a second his best lap

Argentinean Colapinto finished 3rd-fastest after two-day Winter Series event at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.


Marta García improved more than a second his best lap time on day two, with Andrade also making similar progress

 



Franco Colapinti emerged as a surprise candidate up the front during the F3 Open’s Winter Series at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Besides, Colapinto shone even when the Balance of Performance is still to be fully defined and managed to challenge drivers with cars powered by HWA-Mercedes engines and beat to those using Spiess-Volkswagen and Piedrafita-Toyota.



Colapinto, with his Drivex-run Dallara F317 powered by a Piedrafita-Toyota engine, finished today 3rd in the timesheets and first rookie. The young ace clocked a lap time of 1:37.453 in the morning, a mere tenth of a second slower than the pacesetter. It proved to be another exceptional showing of talent on his Formula 3 debut.



On the other hand, Angolan driver Rui Andrade also finished on a high note with competitive lap times. Andrade, who contested the Formula 4 UAE Championship in winter, spent the opening day getting used to drive on Michelin tires. He clearly managed to do it as posted a lap time of 1:40.023 on Friday and shattered it on day 2 with his 1:38.763.



Female racecar driver Marta García was slightly quicker with a personal best of 1:38.658, a remarkable effort considering she hadn’t drove in single-seaters for a year and a half. Marta took part in the Winter Series to prepare the second and last stage of the W Series in Almería from 21st to 28th March.




The 2019 F3 Open season will kick off at the Circuit Paul Ricard on 27-28 April.



 

  
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