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Spain

Barcelona

10 - 12 May 2019


I think we did a good job to make progress through the weekend as the car was really nice to drive by Race 2

“I think we did a good job to make progress through the weekend as the car was really nice to drive by Race 2”


Lirim Zendeli  

Sauber Junior Team drivers take valuable F3 experience in Spain

The Sauber Junior Team gathered more valuable experience during the second FIA Formula 3 Championship race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday.

The junior team, a driver development collaboration between Sauber Motorsport – which runs Alfa Romeo Racing in F1 – and prolific single-seater winners Charouz Racing System, made its category debut in Spain this weekend.

The results from Saturday’s opening race meant the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz drivers started on the back foot in Race 2 and the 22-lap race proved to be a challenging encounter.

Reigning ADAC Formula 4 champion Lirim Zendeli made gains from his starting position of P14 and challenged for a place inside the top-ten. The German ultimately finished in...

I think we did a good job to make progress through the weekend as the car was really nice to drive by Race 2

“I think we did a good job to make progress through the weekend as the car was really nice to drive by Race 2”


Lirim Zendeli  

Race 02
11th

LirimZendeli

22 laps
150.531 KPH
40:46.156 time
1:36.320 fastest lap

DNF

RaoulHyman

  laps
- KPH
- time
- fastest lap

DNF

FabioScherer

8 laps
134.115 KPH
16:36.235 time
1:36.562 fastest lap

Race 01
14th

LirimZendeli

22 laps
160.617 KPH
38:12.549 time
1:36.368 fastest lap

21st

RaoulHyman

22 laps
60.063 KPH
38:20.476 time
160.063 fastest lap

27th

FabioScherer

22 laps
159.218 KPH
38:32.690 time
1:37.460 fastest lap

Qualifying
14th

LirimZendeli

11 laps
180.321 KPH
1:32.934 time
1:32.934 fastest lap

25th

RaoulHyman

11 laps
179.107 KPH
1:33.564 time
1:33.564 fastest lap

17th

FabioScherer

11 laps
180.150 KPH
1:33.022 time
1:33.022 fastest lap

Challenging F3 debut for Sauber Junior Team trio

The Sauber Junior Team’s trio of Formula 3 drivers had difficult starts to their campaigns in the opening round of the new FIA championship at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Saturday.

Reigning ADAC F4 champion Lirim Zendeli, F3 podium finisher Fabio Scherer and F3 Asia champion Raoul Hyman each made their debut with the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz squad – a partnership between Sauber Motorsport and Charouz Racing System that gives young drivers a clear pathway through the FIA’s single-seater ranks.

Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya hosted the opening 22-lap race of the season, ending a long winter of waiting for the drivers, and giving them their first race experience in the F3/19 machine.

In a competitive field,...

By the end of the race all three cars looked like they had enough pace if we had been less conservative

“By the end of the race all three cars looked like they had enough pace if we had been less conservative”


Jamie Dye, F3 Team Manager  
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