Numero Uno: Of Corse it's Piccola Scuderia. As far as career defining performances go, the Clipsal 500 Formula 3 Support Race was as significant for driver Neil McFadyen as it was for his new revitalised Piccola Scuderia Corse (PSC) ...
Numero Uno: Of Corse it's Piccola Scuderia.
As far as career defining performances go, the Clipsal 500 Formula 3 Support Race was as significant for driver Neil McFadyen as it was for his new revitalised Piccola Scuderia Corse (PSC) team.
In front of a record 291,500 Adelaide fans, Piccola Scuderia Corse produced an explosive return to the top, dominating both free practice sessions and qualifying, and setting a shattering benchmark of 0.75s to the nearest competitor. The #27 F307 PSC Dallara stormed from start to finish for Race 1, and finished a very close second for Race 2, affirming the team's position as overall No.1.
As reported in the latest edition of AutoAction (Feb27Mar04, 2008), driver `Neil McFadyen came out of the blocks charging, putting his Piccola Scuderia Corse machine in pole positions for both races'.
Motorsport News also inked `Having qualified on pole, McFadyen simply drove away from the field.'
Team Principal Rudolf Masi credited the results to simple preparation. `The efficiency in the way the team approached the weekend, especially considering we've yet to have a single test day compared with teams that have tested in excess of seven days prior, was good. Neil has bonded so well with the team, we like him, and it is up to us to maintain our focus on improving and developing as a team'.
Eclipsing the previous qualifying time record Neil McFadyen produced the fastest ever lap in history around the 3.2km circuit 1:18.5047s a credit to his driving abilities.
Aside from currently leading the 2008 Australian F3 championship by 9 points, Piccola has promised no let up in its preparations for Round 3 at Oran Park the team working extremely hard to consolidate this momentum, and introduce some new concepts. The race engineers and mechanics are busy analyzing the data from the weekend in collaboration with technical partner Heasmans Steering and Bilstein shock absorbers utilising their technologies and damper dynamometer to evaluate various setups.
The recent acquisition of new key sponsors will be publicly unveiled next week, along with the visit of a former successful Formula One team owner taking a tour of the new factory more info to come.
Engineers Matt Thio and Joe Sasso have labeled this five week break as the best opportunity to implement new systems to assist in streamlining the team's daily operations, improve our setup strategies and introduce some novel concepts to Australian Formula 3 and Piccola Scuderia.
`I'm wrapped to be in the championship lead and our performances can only get stronger from here. There is such an exciting buzz inside the factory which is fantastic. Hopefully we'll continue this success at Oran Park on April 2527, and duplicate the success which I had at this circuit in Formula Ford. A big thankyou is in order to all our sponsors and the entire PSC team for making this opportunity possible'.
Race Engineer Joe Sasso:
`Overall it was a great showing of what to come, Neil has a good attitude and approach to his racing. He has shown his versatility, is a very capable driver and is good to work with.
The entire PSC team is definitely working hard on the very detail that will be their success.