For the second time this season, the FIA F.3 European Championship will run in Italy. After the opening round was held at Monza, the series will be on-track at Vallelunga, not too far away from Rome, for the penultimate round of 2013.
The Prema stable will line-up with the clear goal of forgetting Raffaele Marciello's ill-fated trip to Zandvoort. The Ferrari Driver Academy man is still leading the championship although his main rival Felix Rosenqvist trimmed the gap to just 9.5 points. Angelo Rosin and his team will also be fielding three more Mercedes-powered Dallaras for regulars Alex Lynn and Lucas Auer, who hold third and fourth place in standings, and Rome's native Eddie Cheever, who's racing at his home track.
After the three races at Vallelunga, the teams and drivers of the FIA F.3 European Championship will then move directly to Hockenheim for the 2013 grand finale scheduled for the 19th and 20th of October.
Angelo Rosin – Team Principal
“We're absolutely focused on this event which can prove key for us and for our driver Marciello. We will need perfection and no mistakes will be allowed. We've been repeating this to ourselves for days and honestly we can't wait for the engines to roar. We know Vallelunga well, but that doesn't mean a lot. In addition to that, this time the whole program will be split on just two days and Saturday will be very tough with Practice, Qualifying and Race 1. That's an additional motivation to avoid mistakes as they can jeopardize all the following sessions…”
Saturday October 12th
9.40 – Practice
10.15 – Practice 2
12.15 – Qualifying 1 (Race 1 & 2)
13.20 – Qualifying 2 (Race 3)
16.55 – Race 1