Silverstone: Coloni Motorsport race report

Another week end full of satisfaction for Coloni Motorsport ended at Silverstone, seventh round of the F.I.A. F.3000 Championship, thanks to the fourth place of Ricardo Sperafico, which allows the BMW-WilliamsF1 tester to get other precious points...

Another week end full of satisfaction for Coloni Motorsport ended at Silverstone, seventh round of the F.I.A. F.3000 Championship, thanks to the fourth place of Ricardo Sperafico, which allows the BMW-WilliamsF1 tester to get other precious points for the drivers standings.

The Brazilian, after a small start trouble, drove a good race, constantly attacking the third position of Tonio Liuzzi, but the features of the British circuit didn't helped certainly Sperafico: in fact, following closely another car, the single-seater suffers a big downforce reduction, which instead is needed on the fast corners of Silverstone, causing precocious front tyres wear too.

Ricardo tried however to endanger Liuzzi's third place, showing one more time his driving skills and the steadiness of his performances: in the end the Brazilian finished fourth, getting five points and so jumping to position 4 in drivers standings, only seven points off the second place.

Zsolt Baumgartner, who already started the countdown to his first test on JordanF1 single-seater right here at Silverstone, finished eleventh after a good try on the demanding British track. The Coloni Motorsport Hungarian driver is looking forward with impatience to the next race, the German GP, when he will carry out the Friday morning test for the JordanF1.

Coloni Motorsport is now working for the next round at Hockenheim, race which the Italian team will face with confidence: in 2002 in fact, year of the debut of the new German Grand Prix track, Coloni dominated both qualifying and race.

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Series F3000
Drivers Ricardo Sperafico , Zsolt Baumgartner
Teams Williams