The last round of the Italian Formula 3 Championship took place on the Roman race track of Vallelunga this weekend. Giacomo Piccini who debuted in this category, was one of the main protagonists of this championship and concluded the season in...
The last round of the Italian Formula 3 Championship took place on the Roman race track of Vallelunga this weekend. Giacomo Piccini who debuted in this category, was one of the main protagonists of this championship and concluded the season in fifth place in the general classifications. In this last race, Piccini proved that he knows how to fight for the leading positions and finished fourth. He was also the first out of all the Opel engine cars.
"The fourth place satisfies me even though I was counting on getting on that podium, However, we couldn't fight against the power of the Mugen engines. During the free practice session, I raced with used tires and thus my times weren't really significant. The seventh place during the qualifications could have been better but I knew that I could have competed at my 100% during the race. The start was great; I overtook Parente, Franchi and Galeffi consecutively. At the end of the first lap, I was in third place behind the two Coloni cars. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to compete against Alvaro Parente's attacks who thanks to the Mugen engine had a lot more power and overtook me on the straight. The fourth place (a first for the Opel engine) is however a good result.
"Overall, I am happy with how things went this season. I managed to be a protagonist in the Italian Formula 3 that was new to me. I'm certainly missing a victory but the 2 second place wins in Binetto and Imola were well deserved. I think that the trick was for me to constantly get some points regardless of having to change three teams in one season (Imola Racing, WRC and Passoli Racing). It was this consistency that allowed me to sum up 71 points which places me fifth in the classification.
"We now have the future to look forward to and the objective to prepare myself at best for the next season."