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R07 - Spa-Francorchamps - FIA Formula 3 Race Preview

PREMA Racing lines up for tricky Spa-Francorchamps event

R07 - Spa-Francorchamps - FIA Formula 3 Race Preview

The FIA Formula 3 Championship will go back underway for round seven of 2022, with just three of them remaining this season in a busy September tripleheader between Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort, and Monza. 

Located in the Walloon region, the legendary Belgian venue is one of many challenges. The seven-kilometer track itself is one of the world’s most trying for man and machine, but external factors like the weather conditions are always to be taken into account.

PREMA Racing lines up with a sizeable lead in the team championship, and its trio of drivers is fully in the hunt for the driver title. Arthur Leclerc is currently headlining the team’s effort with P3, only nine points away from the lead, but the Ferrari Driver Academy Monegasque has both his teammates hot on his heels. American Red Bull Junior Jak Crawford is standing fourth, tied with FDA’s Oliver Bearman, who is still chasing an elusive win in his rookie year. 

While the series is expected to stay extremely close in pace and results, the tricky nature of the venue might stretch things out a bit with drivers able to make more of a difference should they find the right chemistry with the event. 


Rene Rosin - Team Principal

"Spa-Francorchamps is always challenging no matter how many times you have been there or the success. It’s because of the many aspects that get pushed to very demanding limits. The driving, the preparation, the technical side, the mental side. No wonder it’s considered one of the best in the world. As we saw in the last couple of events, qualifying will be pivotal in deciding the outcome of the whole event and is expected to be really close again. We trust Arthur and Jak with their experience, but we know that despite being at his first race at the track, Ollie is a quick learner, so he could be in the mix as well."


Weekend Timetable

Friday, August 26th, 2022
10:25 - Free Practice
15:30 - Qualifying

Saturday, August 27th, 2022
10:35 - Race 1

Sunday, August 28, 2022
08:50 - Race 2