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Race Report

Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Oesterreich 2022
FIA F3 CHAMPIONSHIP

Circuit: RedBull Ring (A), Length 4,326 km, 8th - 10th July 2022, Rounds 9 + 10
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JENZER MOTORSPORT 2022:
Ido Cohen (ISR), Federico Malvestiti (ITA), William Alatalo (FIN)

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Cohen and Alatalo in the points at the RedBull Ring

The 2022 FIA F3 circus met up for the fifth event of the season as they ran as part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Austria on the demanding circuit of the RedBull Ring. Although weather conditions were challenging during the event it was again very clear just how close the competition is within this highly competitive field.

 

Qualifying

Friday, 08/07/22, 15.00 – 15.30, Weather: Cloudy, 19°C

Rain fell on Thursday night and when the teams gathered on Friday morning ready to get the fifth round started, the track was still wet; making it necessary to mount the wet tyres for the start of the practice session. With the 30 drivers finding the limits around the exciting Red Bull Ring circuit, track conditions soon started to improve and slick tyres were finally fitted on the cars. Ido finished the session in 21st place, followed by William in 22nd and Federico in 27th.
The excitement grew as the qualifying session got closer. The sun was now shining and the drivers were ready to fight for the grid. On the first run, William was well under way and up to 12th place. Ido was 20th and Federico 26th. New tyres were fitted and the boys headed out for the second and final run. As usual, traffic was intense on this short circuit and finding a good spot for completing a push lap was a tricky task. Our drivers were doing a brilliant job, pushing the cars to the limit. Unfortunately, they couldn’t complete their laps as a red flag came out with 2 minutes to go. Chovanec stopped his car on track and the session was not resumed. Ido qualified in a fantastic 13th place, followed by William in 14th position. It was a bit more complicated for Federico who had only just been on the way to his fast lap and now was stuck in 28th place.

Race One Grid
1st Caio Collet (BRA) MP  
2nd Juan Manuel Correa (USA) ART  
3rd Jak Crawford (USA) Prema  
13th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport  
14th William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport  
28th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport  

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Race Two Grid
1st Isack Hadjar (F) Hitech 1:19.759
2nd Victor Martins (F) ART 1:19.980
3rd Oliver Bearman (GB) Prema 1:20.058
13th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport 1:20.431
14th William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport 1:20.433
28th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:21.370

FIA F3 Championship

Race One (Sprint-Race, 40 Minutes)

Saturday, 09/07/22, 10.35, Weather: Cloudy, 19°C

The Sprint race was started under a clear blue sky, in nice conditions. Our drivers got off well when the lights went out. Ido and William were able to keep their 13th and 14th places respectively, while Federico was moving up a place already. A Safety Car had to be called to action immediately on lap 1 as Villagomez spun out of the race just after Turn 3. When we got back underway, the battle for positions resumed. Ido had a quick off track moment which saw him going through the gravel and which caused him to slip down to 17th place. William was making up positions and was up to a very good 12th spot on lap 9. This is when disaster happened: William’s racing machine lost power and smoke came out of his car. The Finnish - Ethiopian driver had to pull over and stop the car at the exit of Turn 3. His race was unfortunately over and we got a brief VSC phase. Already on lap 10 the race was back underway, but not for too long. A contact between two cars and Maloney left the Trident driver out of the race and the Safety Car once again had to be deployed. At this point Ido was back up in 14th place, with Federico having made it up to 19th place. The race resumed one last time and our drivers managed to fight until the chequered flag. Ido took 14th place when the race finished, while Federico crossed the line in a well recovered 20th position; 8 positions up from his starting position.

Results Race One
1st Jak Crawford (USA) Prema 32:50.011  
2nd Caio Collet (BRA) MP Gap 0.626
3rd Franco Colapinto (ARG) Van Amersfoort Gap 1.020
14th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport    
20th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Arthur Leclerc (MC) in 1:21.200

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FIA F3 Championship

Race Two (Feature Race, 45 Minutes)

Sunday, 10/07/22, 08.35, Weather: Rain, 13°C

On Sunday morning, rain started falling heavily just as the drivers were making their way to the grid for the start of the Feature race. Two formation laps were completed behind Safety Car before they we were finally able to get a rolling start. When the race got underway, the drivers proceeded carefully. Our drivers were able to maintain their positions and take time to gain more confidence. Rain soon calmed and battels started to be more fierce. Visibility was still poor and risks had to be taken to make a move. Ido and William momentarily lost some positions, with the Israeli driver in 14th place and the Finnish-Ethiopian driver in 16th place; further back, Federico was trying to make up places and was up to 26th place. A risky maneuver between team mates Pizzi and Chovanec resulted in a contact in the final corner. Federico was right behind them and trying to avoid the contact. He unfortunately spun but managed to get moving again. The double yellow flags were waved briefly, until Federico managed to get going again. Not much later, another contact between Pizzi and Chovanec brought the Safety Car to action. With 3 laps to go, the race got underway again. Ido and William managed to avoid the new Turn 1 contacts and started a hard fight for positions. When the chequered flag waved, William was the one to cross the finish line in a brilliant 9th place, taking 2 points. Ido finished right behind in a great 10th position, scoring his first point in the championship! Federico finally brought 26th place home safely. A great way for the team to wrap up the weekend, with a double points finish!

Results Race Two
1st Isack Hadjar (F) Hitech 40:34.535  
2nd Victor Martins (F) ART Gap 3.251
3rd Oliver Bearman (GB) Prema Gap 4.881
9th William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
10th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport    
28th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Isack Hadjar (F) in 1:32.041

We are looking forward to the next race which will take place on the weekend of 31st July 2022 in Budapest in Hungary.

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Championship standings after 10 out of 18 races:

1st Victor Martins (F), 98 points; 2nd Isack Hadjar (F), 97 points; 3rd Arthur Leclerc (F), 91 points; 4th Roman Stanek (CZE), 75 points; 5th Jak Crawford (USA), 70 points; 6th Oliver Bearman (GBR), 59 points; 19th William Alatalo (FIN), 5 points; 22nd Ido Cohen (ISR), 1 point


Ido Cohen (ISR)

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Federico Malvestiti (ITA)

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William Alatalo (FIN)

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2022 FIA F3 Championship

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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