R04 Spielberg - Race Round-Up
FIA Formula 3 European Championship

06 June 2011

Foto 1 - R04 Spielberg - Race Round-Up
Three wins in the three races held this weekend,  8 wins in the 12 races entered so far this season. That's the amazing scoreboard of Prema Powerteam. The Italian squad, like happened at Hockenheim, managed to dominate all the three heats at the revamped Red Bull Ring racetrack, in  Spielberg. Daniel Juncadella ended up as the fastest man in qualifying, while Roberto Mehri topped him to win on Race 1. Mehri also cruised to victory on Race 2, in the middle of a powerful rainstorm that propelled him from 8th to the lead, while Juncadella captured 6th place.
The Barcelona-based raced then took the Main Race honours after having led from start to finish. Mehri was forced to retire due to a first-lap contact with Felix Rosenqvist while trying to go for the second spot. On the Austrian racetrack, Prema fielded their third Mercedes-powered Dallara for Gianmarco Raimondo for the first time this year. The Canadian, who was slowed down in qualifying by technical issues, was able to fight back showing great car adaptation skills as he ended the three races respectively in 8th, 7th and 9th. Mehri retained and extended his championship lead in Austria with 162 points, while Juncadella was able to regain 2nd place with 134 points.

Angelo Rosin – Team Principal: 
"It's always great for us to see our drivers win three races out of three in such a dominant fashion. It happened at Hockenheim and we've been able to repeat at Spielberg. We suffered from some tough breaks at Zandvoort and in the International Trophy race at Pau, but I feel we definitely made up.
"Mehri and Juncadella have really given a perfect interpretation of this greatly revamped racetrack, while Raimondo did a good job in making it into the top-10 three times. Considering it was the first time for him with us and on a package he didn't know, his weekend has been extremely positive."


Foto 2 - R04 Spielberg - Race Round-Up

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