It's been a sensational weekend for Prema Powerteam at Macau, where the Italian squad's 2011 season came to full circle in the best possible way. At the SJM Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, unanimously considered as a World Cup of Formula 3 racing, Spaniard Daniel Juncadella cruised to a spectacular win for Angelo Rosin and the whole crew. After having taken-off from 6th place, he completed an awesome recovery by putting together a highly impressive drive. At the re-start following to the first safety-car period, Juncadella passed several rivals to hit the front and managed to defend himself until another full-course yellow was thrown in the closing stages and virtually ended the match in his favor.
The win scored at the Guia Racetrack comes at the end of a season, which was dominated by Prema Powerteam, although F.3 Euro Series Champion Roberto Merhi suffered from some bad luck over the weekend. While he scored some highly competitive marks in practice and qualifying 1, a contact happened during the latter session cost him a 7-place penalty on the qualifying race's grid. While he did a great job by ending up in 3rd, he was forced to retire in the Grand Prix race after being hit by another car, preventing Prema from celebrating a double podium finish.
Angelo Rosin, Team Principal
"I'm incredibly satisfied by the result we achieved today. We've always been competitive at Macau in our history, but a series of circumstances had always prevented us from getting that win, and we can finally celebrate such an incredible success. Daniel did a great job and also supported the team in a really positive way. He drove a really good car, which has been amazing also in the hands of Roberto Merhi. Being able to win Macau rounds out a year, which has been outstanding for us as we won the Euro Series Championship, the Rookie Championship in the Italian Formula 3 series and now the Macau Grand Prix. We proved once again that our cars are top-notch machinery".