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Race Report

2022 Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix

Circuit: Zandvoort (NL), Length 4,259 km, 2nd - 4th September 2022, Rounds 15 + 16

Ido Cohen (ISR), Federico Malvestiti (ITA), William Alatalo (FIN)

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Good start but no result in Zandvoort

The 2022 FIA F3 met up for their eight race event of a total of nine as part of the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix 2022 program on the special Zandvoort (NL) circuit. The circuit is embedded in dunes near the North Sea beach and has sloping curves, which makes it very demanding. Fortunately, the weather here turned out to be friendly and warm, and the amount of spectators was spectacular.



Friday, 02/09/22, 14.00 – 14.30, Weather: Sunny, 23°C

Keen to get his first laps on this track under the belt, Federico headed out as soon as the practice session got underway - followed not much later by the rest of the field. Despite two virtual safety car phases, one of which just in the final minutes of the session, our drivers managed to complete their laps and get some impressions of the spectacular and technical Zandvoort circuit. At the end of the session, William was 10th, Ido 13th and Federico 28th.
At the start of the afternoon, the cars lined up again to get the qualifying session underway. Set to complete their runs as planned, traffic got in the way of the strategy and finding a good spot for the push laps was very tricky. In the first run, William managed to place himself in a brilliant 11th place, with Ido in 24th and Federico in 25th position. Unfortunately, after that things didn’t go smoothly. Especially for William who, with one minute left on the clock, lost control of the car during his final attempt and hit the barriers at Turn 3, bringing the qualifying to an early end. The red flag came out and the session was not resumed. William was unhurt, but had not been able to improve his lap time. His position in the end was 22nd place. Ido was 25th and Federico 28th.

Race One Grid
1st Juan Manuel Correa (USA) ART  
2nd Gregoire Saucy (CH) ART  
3rd Zak O’Sullivan (GB) Carlin  
22nd William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport  
25th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport  
28th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport  

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Race Two Grid
1st Zane Maloney (BRB) Trident 1:24.386
2nd Victor Martins (F) ART 1:24.675
3rd Jak Crawford (USA) Prema 1:24.822
22nd William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport 1:25.800
25th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport 1:26.251
28th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport 1:26.635

FIA F3 Championship

Race One (Sprint-Race, 40 Minutes)

Saturday, 03/09/22, 10.25, Weather: Sunny, 20°C

On Saturday morning, under a bright sunny sky, the sprint race got underway. From 28th on the grid and racing for the first time in Zandvoort, Federico made a good start. Already in the first sequence of corners, the Italian driver managed to stay out of trouble and found his way up to 24th place. Zandvoort is known to be a circuit where overtaking is very hard. Federico then did not take any risk and was managing his tyres until the chequered flag was waved, crossing the finish line in 24th position. Unfortunately, a dramatic race was upon Ido and William. Both our drivers got off well at the start but they quickly got caught up in the first lap chaos. With a damaged front wing and a puncture, Ido couldn't avoid making a slight contact with William. As a consequence, William also reported a puncture and both our drivers had to drive back to the pitlane for a quick parts and tyre change. Ido and William rejoined the race behind the field and after that, there wasn't much to do for them but to hold on until the end. Ido finished the race in 29th place, followed by William in 30th position.

Results Race One
1st Caio Collet (BRA) MP 30:55.183  
2nd Juan Manuel Correa (USA) ART Gap 4.057
3rd Zak O’Sullivan (GB) Carlin Gap 4.935
24th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
29th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport    
30th William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Caio Collet (BRA) in 1:27.259

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FIA F3 Championship

Race Two (Feature Race, 45 Minutes)

Sunday, 04/09/22, 08.45, Weather: Sunny, 18°C

The feature race took place early on Sunday morning. From 22nd on the grid, William was looking forward to a better race in Zandvoort but luck was not with him this weekend. He made a good start and was in a good rhythm already after the first few corners. Our Finnish-Ethiopian driver overtook Pizzi and Villagomez to snatch 21st place already by the end of the opening laps and was now targeting Benavides. That is when disaster happened. William made a successful move on Benavides, but the Carlin driver then bumped into him at the entry to the following corner which sent both cars in the gravel and into the barriers. William's race was unfortunately over and his car badly damaged. Ido started the race in 25th place and managed to keep it clean throughout the whole race and the multiple safety car restarts. Showing some nice moves, our Israeli driver managed to recover 6 places and crossed the line in a positive 19th position. Federico got away well at the start and held his position in the opening laps. Just as Ido, our Italian driver stayed out of trouble and took advantage of the chaos in front to move up some places. Federico took 23rd at the chequered flag.

Results Race Two
1st Zane Maloney (BRB) Trident 44:04.515  
2nd Victor Martins (F) ART Gap 1.091
3rd Franco Colapinto (ARG) Van Amersfoort Gap 1.417
16th Ido Cohen (ISR) Jenzer Motorsport    
20th Federico Malvestiti (ITA) Jenzer Motorsport    
DNF: William Alatalo (FIN) Jenzer Motorsport    
Fastest lap: Zane Maloney (BRB) in 1:27.000

We are looking forward to the next race which will take place already next week, on the weekend of 11th September in Monza in Italy.

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Meisterschafts-Zwischenstand nach 16 von 18 Rennen:

1st Victor Martins (F), 126 points; 2nd Isack Hadjar (F), 121 points; 3rd Roman Stanek (CZE), 109 points; 4th Oliver Bearman (GBR), 105 points; 5th Zane Maloney (BRB), 102 points; 6th Arthur Leclerc (F), 101 points; 18th William Alatalo (FIN), 18 points; 24th Ido Cohen (ISR), 2 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 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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