Ramos trying to pull away in the second-last round of the season 05/10/2010 - The Italian Formula 3 Championship will be on track this weekend at Mugello for the seventh and second-last round of the season. The title fight sees at the moment...
Ramos trying to pull away in the second-last round of the season
05/10/2010 - The Italian Formula 3 Championship will be on track this weekend at Mugello for the seventh and second-last round of the season.
The title fight sees at the moment Cesar Ramos (BVM-Target) in advantage, being the leader of the classification with 130 points. Behind him, Stephane Richelmi (Lucidi Motors) is at 116 points and is followed by Daniel Mancinelli (Team Ghinzani) at 113. Hope still for Andrea Caldarelli (Prema Junior), fourth at 97 points, who will have to aim at the full result in Mugello to be in the fight until the final round in two weeks time at Monza.
Among the rookies, the duel continues between Gabriel Chaves (Eurointernational), at the lead with 149 points and Kevin Giovesi (JD Motorsport), behind him at 137. The fight for the third place is still open too and in the game are Giacomo Barri (Ombra Racing, 102 points), Gianmarco Raimondo (Lucidi Motors, 93 points) and Alberto Cerqui (Ombra Racing, 75 points).
In the drivers' market it is worth signalling the comeback of Tom Dillmann, winner of the German Formula 3 2010 title, who will replace Vittorio Ghirelli at Eurointernational, the latter having moved to BVM-Target. Line Race will also be on track with Patrick Cicchiello.
The comment of protagonists follows:
Cesar Ramos (BVM-Target):
"The championship is getting in its final stages and this weekend is gonna be crucial to decide who can reach the final round at Monza with the highest chances of getting the title. My objective is obviously to keep the leadership and to increment the advantage on my rivals; despite collective tests held last week not going exceptionally well, I am sure we will fight for the podium."
Stephane Richelmi (Lucidi Motors):
"Mugello is my favourite Italian track: in July things unfortunately didn't go very well, but I subsequently understood the reason for that. I have been quite competitive in the collective test and I believe we have all what it takes to do good things, even if the classification says that to aim at the title I will necessarily have to win".
Daniel Mancinelli (Team Ghinzani):
"We did a good job last week in the collective test and I am sastisfied of it; in July at Mugello we were very competitive: in that occasion we harvested a second place in race one, but this time oour ambitions will be even higher".
Andrea Caldarelli (Prema Junior):
"I am psyched up and motivated: last Wednesday, after a certainly not positive weekend at Vallelunga, we had a good test and we are all aware we will have to give more than the one-hundred percent to fill the gap that separates me from the leadership of the classification".
Tom Dillmann (Eurointernational):
"At the beginning of the season I had two options: racing in the German Formula 3 Championship or in Italy with Scuderia Victoria; at the end I decided to go for Germany because the team allowed me to aim to the final success. The weekend at Misano had been great but I believe that it would have been difficult anyway to win such a difficult championship like the Italian one for a team at its debut. Now, after the victory in the German Championship, Eurointernational asked me to race for them and to work at the development of the car: this is gonna be a good experience without any pressure and thoughts to the classification: I will get on track simply to get the pole and to win".
"The season's finale announces to be red hot, with a lot of drivers that will play for important positions both in the absolute and rookies classification in a two weeks time-span between Mugello and Monza. I will be one of them, I am more determined than ever to obtain that third place of the rookies that would be a good result in my first year in the probably tightest Formula 3 championship in Europe. As usual, qualifying will be crucial even if Mugello offers several spots whereby one can attempt an attack".
Andrea Roda (RC Motorsport):
"I am hopeful: I expect to be competitive in both races, to finish with good placements and hopefully to recover some more positions in the rookies classification. I hope in a dry weekend but rain wouldn't be a problem either".
-source: f3 italia