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FIA F3 Championship, Sakhir, Race Preview

FIA F3 Championship, Sakhir, Race Preview

The FIA Formula 3 Championship season is starting this weekend at Bahrain International Circuit. Trident Motorsport is looking forward to defending its 2021 Team Title. The countdown is about to end for the FIA Formula 3 Championship. The series will be lining up for the 2022 season at the Sakhir track, which will be hosting the opening round of the category for the first time. Trident Motorsport will enter a completely new line-up compared to 2021. Jonny Edgar, Zane Maloney, and Roman Staněk will be covering driving duties for the Italian squad. E

nglishman Jonny Edgar, born in 2004, won the 2020 ADAC F4 title and is set for his second year in F3. Zane Maloney, who was born in 2003, is originally from the Barbados Islands. His roll of honor includes the 2019 British F4 title. He will be running in the FIA Formula 3 Championship for the first time. Last but not least, Czech Roman Staněk, also born in 2003, captured two podium finishes last season and will enter his third year in the series.

In preseason testing held at the beginning of this month in Bahrain, the three 18-year-old Trident Motorsport drivers showed great potential and hit the top ten repeatedly. However, testing results are known to have a relative value. There will now be heavy points at stake and the new trio lined up by Trident Motorsport is looking to defend the Team Title achieved in 2021. Pirelli will introduce a new variable on the desert track: while the tire compounds are unchanged from twelve months ago, the rears were designed to degrade faster. This feature should create oversteer and make the cars more challenging to drive to promote greater driver involvement and highlight the best talent. Formula 3 also returns to having two races for each weekend this year. There will be a Sprint Race on Saturday and a Feature Race, the main one, on Sunday. The grid for the Sprint Race will be featuring a reversed top-12 format from qualifying. 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:

We line up at the start of the season with a new line-up, but with the same motivation and determination of twelve months ago. In 2021, we won the team title and we know very well that in order to defend it, we will need perfection. We have a competitive line-up, and we want to support our drivers at our best, so they can enjoy a successful season and we can all achieve the goals that we set for ourselves as a team.

The FIA Formula 3 Championship will start its weekend on Friday at 11:25 AM with a 45-minute free practice session. Qualifying will be held later the same day at 16:25. The Sprint Race will be on Saturday at 12:45, while the Feature Race is scheduled for Sunday at 11:35. All the activity on track will be broadcasted live by the Sky Sports networks. Times are local, two hours ahead of Central European Time.