All eyes are on Gabriele Bortoletto, from Alonso Alonso manager and solid leader of the championship, winner of the two main races until Shakir and Melbourne, and who could match the record if a third consecutive victory here in the main race.
The category got here without competing in the Imola race for obvious reasons, but at least the drivers enjoyed two days of testing in Barcelona and as many in Imola.
Bortoletto has 58 points to 38 from Gregorie Saucy, who has the most points in all races. Dino Beganovic and Gabriele Mini arrive tied at 28 points, just ahead of Pepe Martí, who has 25 points. The Spaniard surprised everyone in Australia by climbing from 30th starting to seventh in the main race, showing spectacular pace.
A lot can happen in Monaco. Difficult, difficult, difficult. For many drivers on the grid, the problem is that they have never driven there and only have 45 free minutes today, Thursday, to familiarize themselves with the traps of this track, which are many. Only 12 drivers have raced to participate in the Championship, but only Beganovic knows what it’s like to win: he did it in both races last year in the Formula Regional from Alpine. Boroloetto, Mini and Mari Boya are the others who ran here.
Bay will be in Monaco. F3 development is his priority and this will prevent him from defending his aspirations in Eurocup3, where he is second in the Championship; This only happened between the two championships.
Tomorrow, on Friday, they will go out on the track again, but directly to the classification which, due to the characteristics of the track, will be done in two groups, thus trying to limit the trade-offs. Then the race on Saturday, fast, and another on Sunday.
Pirelli brought white and medium tires. The softs are different from last year, but on this track the low deformation can be an obvious weapon.
An impossible prediction. The safety of cars, whether real or virtual, is taken for granted in this experiment, but first there is one reason to be considered. In three of the four modern races, the difference between the first and the second is only one second. An exception, the first for Shakir, where Pepe Martí won 1’8.