Formula 3

Trident starts in Monte Carlo, a historic track

Trident starts in Monte Carlo, a historic track

The FIA Formula 3 Championship is lining up on a street circuit for the first time in 2024. The fourth round of the series is starting among the fascinating and treacherous streets of Monte Carlo and Trident Motorsport will be looking to keep the momentum having completed the previous round of the season with three important results under its belt at Imola. 

Sami Meguetounif handed the team its first win arrived of 2024. On top of that, by scoring third place in the Feature Race, Leonardo Fornaroli climbed to the outright lead in the Driver Championship. Rookie Santiago Ramos delivered the second pole position of the season, after the one achieved by Leonardo Fornaroli in Melbourne. This is a promising moment for the Italian squad ahead of the challenging and selective Monaco event.

The famous track leaves no margin for error, with walls being so close, and it will be very hard to overtake, due to the twisty course. As a consequence, the drivers will have to learn everything quickly and without distraction in order to get a good place on the starting grid. The ranking is very tight, Fornaroli's advantage over the rest of the group is only three points and anything can still happen from a championship perspective. The team knows extremely well that Monte Carlo requires to start from scratch to achieve perfection. Victory is an achievement worth a season and the race itself has a unique story, in addition to being decisive in terms of points. 

Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager: “Seven days after Imola, here is Monte Carlo. The championship is entering its most challenging and decisive phase. We know that we cannot afford mistakes and that we will have to give our best every time we go out on track, taking care of the smallest details with the utmost attention.  The drivers know that Monte Carlo requires maximum focus, determination and execution so they can make a difference. Only if you have the maximum confidence in the vehicle can you push yourself, go as close to the walls as possible and gain the decisive time."

The FIA Formula 3 Championship will start on Thursday at 13.10 with a 45-minute free practice session. Qualifying sessions are set for Friday, divided into two groups, at 11:05. The Sprint Race will begin at 10.45. The Feature Race, which will conclude the weekend, will start on Sunday at 8:00 AM. The activity on the track will be fully broadcast live on the Sky Sports network.