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Race Report

Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana 2022
FIA F3 CHAMPIONSHIP

Circuit: Barcelona (E), Length 4.655 km, 20th - 22th May 2022, Rounds 5 & 6
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JENZER MOTORSPORT 2022:
Ido Cohen (ISR), Federico Malvestiti (ITA), William Alatalo (FIN)

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Alatalo with strong races in Barcelona

The FIA F3 Championship held the third racing event of the season in Barcelona in the FIA F1 program of the Gran Premio de Espana 2022. It was immediately apparent how close the top-class, 30-vehicle field was.

 

Qualifying

Friday, 20/05/22, 15.30 – 16.00, Weather: Sunny, 23°C

On Friday morning, with slightly cooler temperatures, the weekend got underway with the drivers heading out for the practice session. Not much action happened in the first part of the session and it was only with 20 minutes left on the clock that some competitive times were set. Our drivers were classified as follows: Ido 17th, Federico 23rd and William 26th.
Qualifying began not much later, in the afternoon heat. As usual, traffic plays a big part in qualifying and with track temperatures reaching 48 degrees, the conditions were really challenging. Despite losing momentum in the first runs, William managed to marginally improve his position and qualified 21rd. A demanding session saw Ido qualifying 25th. After a rather good first run, Federico was in 17th place. Improving was very tricky and despite a good lap, the Italian driver ended up 27th.

Race One Grid
1st David Vidales (E) Campos  
2nd Juan Manuel Correa (USA) ART  
3rd Jak Crawford (USA) MP Motorsport  
21st William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport  
25th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport  
27th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport  

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Race Two Grid
1st Roman Stanek (CZE) Trident 1:33.516
2nd Victor Martins (F) ART 1:33.568
3rd Alexander Smolyar (RUS) MP Motorsport 1:33.613
21st William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.568
25th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.866
27th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.096

FIA F3 Championship

Race One (Sprint-Race, 40 Minutes)

Saturday, 21/05/22, 11.00, Weather: Sunny, 27°C

When the lights went out at the start, William made a good getaway as the field headed for the first corner safely. By the end of the first lap, the Finnish - Etiopian driver was already in 19th place. With air temperature hitting 29 degrees, tyre management was crucial. William worked his pace through the race and, taking advantage of some situations in front of him, he gained more spots to finish the race in 15th position. From 26th place on the grid, Federico put in a battling performance and immediately moved up several positions. By the end of the first lap, the Italian driver was already up to 22nd place. Federico then managed his tyres well and resisted Ido's attempts to overtake him, eventually crossing the line in 19th place. Ido started from 24th place and held on to that position after the opening lap. The Israeli driver was up to 20th place and was trying to put pressure on Federico when he lost momentum due to avoiding an incident. With less than 5 laps to go, Ido dropped down a few places but then managed his race until the chequered flag, taking 23rd place at the end.

Results Race One
1st David Vidales (E) Campos 32:38.784  
2nd Jak Crawford (USA) Prema Gap 1.268
3rd Caio Collet (BRA) MP Motorsport Gap 2.700
15th William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
19th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
23rd Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Jak Crawford (USA) in 1:36.788

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FIA F3 Championship

Race Two (Feature Race, 45 Minutes)

Sunday, 22/05/22, 10.05, Weather: Sunny, 25°C

On Sunday morning, the 30 drivers met on the grid for the last race of the weekend. Starting from the 20th place, William managed a good start and after the first laps he was already up to 18th place. Taking advantage of some situations in front of him, William made up some more places and was now running in 15th place. William then worked his pace through the race, restarted well after the two safety car phases and left the best for the final stages of the race when with some nice moves he powered past different drivers to cross the line in 12th place. Ido had a good start and after the opening laps he was up to 22nd place. Ido then progressed steadily through the race, managed the two restarts well and finished the race in 17th position. Federico took the start from the 26th spot on the grid and had a good getaway, immediately moving up to 25th. The Italian driver then managed his pace throughout the race, avoiding troubles at the two restarts and finally took the chequered flag in 22nd place.

Results Race Two
1st Victor Martins (F) MP Motorsport 43:43.673  
2nd Roman Stanek (CZE) Trident Gap 2.368
3rd Isack Hadjar (FRA) Hitech Gap 3.026
12th William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
17th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport    
22nd Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Victor Martins (F) in 1:37.030

We are looking forward to the next race which will take place on the weekend of 3rd July 2022 at Silverstone Circuit in Great Britain.

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Championship standings after 6 out of 18 races:

1st Victor Martins (F), 62 points; 2nd Roman Stanek (CZE), 56 points; 3rd Jak Crawford (USA), 50 points; 4th Isack Hadjar (F), 47 points; 5th Arthur Leclerc (F), 43 points; 6th Alexander Smolyar (RUS), 28 points; 18th William Alatalo (FIN), 3 points


Ido Cohen (ISR)

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Federico Malvestiti (ITA)

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William Alatalo (FIN)

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2022 FIA F3 Meisterschaft

17-20 March 2022 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix Sakhir (BHR)
21-24 April 2022 Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Imola (I)
19-22 May 2022 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix Barceolan (E)
30-03 July 2022 Formula 1 British Grand Prix Silverstone (GB)
07-10 July 2022 Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix RedBull Ring (A)
28-31 July 2022 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest (HU)
25-28 August 2022 Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps (B)
01-04 September 2022 Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort (NL)
08-11 September 2022 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix Monza (I)

 

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