PREMA Racing will face a deciding challenge this weekend in Bahrain for the final round of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship. The middle eastern circuit will host its second consecutive round of the series, but unlike other times this season, the doubleheader will see the cars run on different track configuration. This weekend, teams and drivers will race on the Outer Track of the Bahrain International Circuit, a 3.5-kilometre high-speed variant, featuring a connection between turns 4 and 13 of the Grand Prix version.
The finale will feature plenty of unknowns for the F2 competitors since the Outer Track never hosted testing and has a fundamentally different character in terms of car balance and aerodynamics. The battle for the 2020 championship is expected to be tense and exciting like never before.
In the first event in Bahrain, PREMA Racing was able to retain the lead of the driver and team championships. Mick Schumacher is currently sitting at the top of the driver table with two wins and a total of ten podium finishes. The 21-year-old from Germany hopes to keep the same consistency in the season finale with two positive results.
Bahrain also saw 21-year-old Russian Robert Shwartzman go back to victory after a few struggles. Shwartzman has four wins so far, more than anyone else in the field, and while still being in contention for the overall title, he is in a battle of his own for the rookie competition. As well as the whole team, he will be highly motivated to end the season with positive results.
Rene Rosin - Team Principal
"We are nearing the conclusion of a really challenging season. We are proud of what we accomplished so far, but we have still the most important round of the year ahead of us. It is time to wrap up all the efforts done so far and not making mistakes will be crucial despite the many unknown factors. We will work harder than ever, and hope that all the efforts made this year will be rewarded by the results."