Canadian open wheel racer heads to penultimate round of the Italian F3 Series following a solid day of testing St. Catharines, Ontario - Gianmarco Raimondo, Canadian formula car racer, completed a full day of official team testing at the ...
Canadian open wheel racer heads to penultimate round of the Italian F3 Series following a solid day of testing
St. Catharines, Ontario - Gianmarco Raimondo, Canadian formula car racer, completed a full day of official team testing at the Mugello Circuit located near the city of Firenza, Italy as a lead up to the second to last weekend of racing in the hotly contested Italian Formula 3 Series. The Lucidi Motorsports driver joined his teammates for the test as the series leading squad looks to finish off the season strong. Raimondo headed to the Mugello Circuit on the 28th of September with a plan in mind and ready to make the most of the closing stages of his freshman European campaign. Always looking forward and positive to the next event, keeping track on all the tasks at hand, the F3 rookie is looking to make a final push in the closing two rounds on the season.
"I believe we've established a good base set-up to work from," states Raimondo. "The team is working very hard to keep the cars in tip top shape for optimum performance. Every time I come to the shop the team is constantly working on the cars."
The test at Autodromo Internazionale Del Mugello was a good development test for Raimondo as he was able to narrow the gap to his teammates and could work more on a technical level with his team engineer. This extra session of seat time will prepare the rookie F3 driver very well for this next race and give Gmo some added confidence as he fights for the Rookie Championship title. Raimondo ran his fastest time in the first of the four on track sessions as the team worked on a number of set-up options during the full day of testing. With the test complete, thoughts now turn to the upcoming seventh weekend of racing.
"Once again, qualifying is the main goal for this track because come race time, passing is very limited," commented Raimondo. "However another thing to take into consideration is the tire conservation. With the track surface being so abrasive and the average speed reaching 180km/h; this track is incredibly demanding on tires and so as the driver I have to keep this in mind all the time."
With two four points scoring races left over the remaining two race weekends, Raimondo is focused on moving to the top of the rookie standings. The final round will take place at the historic Monza Circuit. Drivers will take to the track starting this Friday for the seventh weekend beginning on October 10th for rounds 13 and 14 of the sixteen round series.
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