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France

Circuit Paul Ricard

21 - 23 June 2019


I learned more about the tyres and the car, and it was valuable preparation for the next race in Austria

“I learned more about the tyres and the car, and it was valuable preparation for the next race in Austria”


Lirim Zendeli  

Sauber Junior Team F3 trio show fighting spirit in France

The French round of the FIA Formula 3 Championship proved to be a frustrating affair for the Sauber Junior Team, although all three drivers displayed their fighting spirit at Circuit Paul Ricard.

In a closely-matched field, the Charouz Racing System-run driver development squad showed strong pace during practice but was left frustrated after missing the optimum window in qualifying.

That left reigning ADAC Formula 4 champion Lirim Zendeli, F3 Asia champion Raoul Hyman and F3 podium finisher Fabio Scherer facing an uphill challenge.

The trio approached Saturday’s Race 1 with tenacity leaving Fabio P15, Raoul P17 and Lirim P23 on the grid for Sunday’s Race 2.

All three made gains and battled hard in the midfield, with Raoul working...

I learned more about the tyres and the car, and it was valuable preparation for the next race in Austria

“I learned more about the tyres and the car, and it was valuable preparation for the next race in Austria”


Lirim Zendeli  

Race 02
16th

LirimZendeli

20 laps
181.701 KPH
38:36.188 time
1:53.096 fastest lap

13th

RaoulHyman

20 laps
181.879 KPH
38:33.919 time
1:53.200 fastest lap

DNF

FabioScherer

11 laps
180.469 KPH
21:23.172 time
1:53.986 fastest lap

Race 01
DNF

LirimZendeli

9 laps
177.475 KPH
17:47.814 time
1:54.491 fastest lap

17th

RaoulHyman

20 laps
177.632 KPH
39:29.239 time
1:54.765 fastest lap

15th

FabioScherer

20 laps
179.270 KPH
39:07.591 time
1:55.253 fastest lap

Qualifying
17th

LirimZendeli

14 laps
190.310 KPH
18:26:36 time
1:50.510 fastest lap

24th

RaoulHyman

12 laps
189.827 KPH
18:30:31 time
1:50.791 fastest lap

23rd

FabioScherer

13 laps
189.899 KPH
18:31:23 time
1:50.749 fastest lap

Sauber Junior Team continue F3 learning in France

The Sauber Junior Team took some valuable learning from its opening FIA Formula 3 Championship race at Circuit Paul Ricard in France today (Saturday).

The newly-formed driver development squad is a collaboration between Sauber Motorsport and the highly-decorated Charouz Racing System outfit.

The team travelled to the second round of the season at the French Grand Prix confident of an upturn in fortunes after a challenging opening event in Spain.

Sauber Junior Team by Charouz drivers Lirim Zendeli, Fabio Scherer and Raoul Hyman all made progress during the opening laps of a highly-competitive 20-lap race.

Swiss driver Fabio made up eight positions as he crossed the line in P15, with reigning F3 Asia champion Raoul fighting back to a...

We were able to test a few different things and get some laps in which will hopefully be useful tomorrow

“We were able to test a few different things and get some laps in which will hopefully be useful tomorrow”


Raoul Hyman  
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