Positive pace from Voisin in FIA Formula 3

The famous “Autodromo Enzo E Dino Ferrari” also known as Imola in Italy was the venue for the third round of the FIA formula 3 championship.

EDGE driver Callum Voisin driving his Rodin Motorsport F3 car was P15 in testing with some really positive times set and the fastest car from the Rodin stable. One of the big difficulties in this championship is the lack of running and so it was straight into qualifying after the one practice session, which makes it tough for all first-year drivers.

In qualifying the teams run 2 to 3 sets of tyres to set the fastest laps. After the first set of tyres, Callum was an impressive 7th fastest which was the most competitive position this season to date. Unfortunately, as he went out for his second run, an off meant the session ended prematurely for Callum whilst the others still got to complete their lap times on new tyres. After the second run he managed to hold onto a top 10 place but as the final times came in he was knocked down to P19.  Despite being disappointed about going off in qualifying it was still a very positive session as the pace was strong.

Race one is the sprint race & it is a reverse grid of the top 12. Callum certainly had the pace and could’ve easily had a reverse grid front two or three rows. Instead he started P19 and unfortunately contact in the race forced a DNF.

In the main feature race of the weekend Callum got a great start and made five places up very early on and was his pace was excellent. Unfortunately contact to his front wing made it loose and so this lost downforce and he was forced to pit for a new front wing. There were four safety cars in the sprint race and everyone was hoping a safety car would come out to bring the pack back to Callum but unfortunately the safety car was not required at any point during the race however his race pace was excellent and he thought his way back to P29.

Overall, despite not bringing home a result this was a very positive weekend both for the team and Callum as both made good progress in terms of pace and understanding the car and the championship better and this stands Callum in good stead for a strong rest of the year as we roll into Monaco for the next round next weekend.

Q- P19 / R1 – DNF / R2 – P29