PREMA Racing is finally set to get back on track for the opening round of the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, and while there will be many unique elements for this season - starting with the season opener being in July due to the Coronavirus outbreaks - the team is lining-for race weekend with the most efficient approach as possible, oriented to performance, hard work and hopefully good results.
Coming from an incredibly successful 2019 season that saw the Italian operation place its three drivers atop the standings, PREMA Racing chose a powerful line-up to continue on the same successful note. Returning to the series for his second season, 19-year-old American Logan Sargeant will be the most experienced of the bunch, but his team-mates Oscar Piastri and Frederik Vesti will have fresh titles to back up their hopes. In fact, the 19-year-old Australian is the reigning Eurocup Formula Renault champion (and also a Renault Sport Academy racer) while the 18-year-old Dane has dominated the opening season of the Formula Regional European Championship.
Preparations for the season were solid, with the team adopting the needed protocols to carry on pre-season activity while staying safe and respecting the social distancing rules. Protocols will be in effect on-track too which will add up to a unique way to kick-off the year. The tough 4.3-kilometre Austrian track, located among the hills of Styria, will also host two rounds in two weeks, an absolute first time for F1 and its support series.
Rene Rosin - Team Principal
“We have been waiting for this moment for months and we are now finally ready to get back in action. While the feeling on track will be unprecedented, the business of racing for us will rely on the same pillars as ever, so we are confident that all the conditions are in place for a successful weekend. We think we have a great talent pool so we now have to stay focused on the job to see everything unfold as planned. On the other hand, being back to racing is something special and we will definitely cherish this moment.”