Prema Powerteam took a sensational victory in the 2012 European Formula 3 series as the Italian squad retained its crown in the top F.3 competition for . The team, managed by Angelo Rosin, confirmed its number 1 status with Spaniard Daniel Juncadella, who won both the Formula 3 Euro Series and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
Juncadella rounded out in-style a championship that brought him five wins. The titles came after a tough day for him on Saturday, when his car was hit for two straight times by an electric issue that kept limiting the engine's power. Luckily, after the team's staff disassembled every single part of the vehicle, the issue disappeared and Juncadella just managed his advantage in the third race, scoring all the points he needed.
The weekend featured a positive all-around result for the whole team, with Raffaele Marciello finishing second in the FIA Series and third in the Euro Series. The Italian racer, part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, scored two podium finishes before being forced to race with a bent suspension due to a contact with William Buller at the start of Race 3. Lello ended up in 8th capping a positive result for him in the top Formula 3 competition.
Prema also scored a win this weekend with Sven Muller prevailing in Race 2, a key result for them in achieving first place in the teams' championship. American Michel Lewis suffered from a tough qualifying session that had relegated him in 16th. Nonetheless, the rebounded back to the top-10 in Race 1 and 3.
Angelo Rosin, Team Principal
"I'm extremely satisfied with the title we won in Formula 3 this season. People say that repeating a win is even more difficult than winning the first time, and that proved true for us too. We managed four cars this season, a remarkable challenge for a team, and we stayed competitive. A big thankyou goes to Mercedes-Benz, HWA and Ferrari with their Ferrari Driver Academy project - the support of our partners paid off and was rewarded with some really deserved results. Now we need to stay focused in order to perform well in a really important event for us, at Macau next month".