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R08 Zandvoort - FIA Formula 3 Race 2 Report

PREMA Racing scores two points finishes in the Feature Race

R08 Zandvoort - FIA Formula 3 Race 2 Report

PREMA Racing scored two points finishes today at Zandvoort with Jak Crawford and Ollie Bearman finishing in the top-10 of the Feature race at the Dutch venue. Starting from P3, Crawford fought for a step to second place. Restarting after a safety car situation, the American went for an outside move but lost position in the process dropping to P9. A good push in the second half of the race saw him gain three spots back on track up to P6.

Bearman started from P14 but was boxed in at the first corner. As a consequence, he lost momentum and, with that, a few positions. The British, Ferrari Driver Academy-backed rookie started recovering immediately and put together a string of aggressive overtakes that brought him up to 10th place. 

Arthur Leclerc also made up some positions, although the initial traffic slowed down his recovery. In the end, the 21-year-old FDA driver finished in P14.

PREMA now heads to the 2022 home finale at Monza with a 47-point lead in the Team Championship. 

 

#4 - Arthur Leclerc
"A really tricky race, without many opportunities to overtake. I also didn't find the right spot at the beginning. After that, we did some good overtakes and came back to P14. Still not enough to score points and now we're fully focused on Monza."
 
#5 - Jak Crawford
"We had really good pace but I made a mistake in the second restart, trying to pass for P2. After that, I fell to P8, but the speed was really good and we were making up a lot of positions. Otherwise, it's a shame we ended the race this way which put us out of the championship."
 
#6 - Ollie Bearman
"Decent recovery in this race, P10, I'm really happy to take a point after a really tough weekend. I had really strong pace, and I made some good moves. I'm looking forward to Monza, still in the championship fight, so we'll go for it."