Press Release 10 / 2019
22nd October 2019
OFFICIAL TESTS IN VALENCIA - ZENDELI FAST WITH JENZER
The 10 FIA F3 Championship teams met up from 20th to 22nd October 2019 for the official post-season test days at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo near Valencia (E). For Jenzer Motorsport Calan Williams (AUS), Federico Malvestiti (I), Charles Leong (MAC), Lirim Zendeli (D) and Andreas Estner (D) all drove.
The weather was capricious, autumnal, wet and cool, which made the task difficult for new drivers. In addition, we were testing specific set ups for the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in November.
On the first day Lirim Zendeli was fastest of the 30 drivers in the morning with a lap of 1:33.719 in our car. Federico Malvestiti was 20th and Calan Williams, who was in the FIA F3 machine for the first time, was 27th. In the afternoon the track dried and Lirim was again on fine form with a 1:21.685 and 4th place overall. Federico was 23rd and Calan was 26th.
On the second day the track remained dry. Calan claimed a good 16th place in the morning, while Federico was 20th and Charles was 25th. In the afternoon, Federico, Charles and Calan were in line in 26th, 27th and 28th.
The third day was terribly wet, cool and windy. Calan reached 23rd place in the morning, Andreas Estner was 26th and Charles 29th. In the afternoon Andreas finished 21st, Calan was 22nd and Charles was 24th.
On all three days the competition was very tough and the 30 strong field was always very close even in difficult conditions.
Now we are looking forward to the last stage of the season, the Macau Grand Prix, which will be held from November 14th to 17th, 2019.