2019 Formula 3 Austrian Grand Prix Preview

Formula 3 follows on very quickly from the French Grand Prix by heading to Austria to support this weekend’s Formula 1 event.

On form

The three Prema Racing drivers of Robert Shwartzman, Jehan Daruvala and Marcus Armstrong are all ones to watch out for as they occupy the first three positions in the standings.

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Estonian, Juri Vips, is also on form having built on his twenty points from Barcelona with a further twelve in France.

It is also worth following how Pedro Piquet follows up his successful French Grand Prix weekend, having scored fifteen points in the feature race and then twelve points in the sprint race.

In need of a result

Christian Lundgaard had a very difficult weekend in France, following on from his twenty four points in Barcelona with no points in France, dropping him from second in the championship to sixth.

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Both David Beckmann and Niko Kari will also be hoping for a more successful weekend in Austria having scored fourteen points each in Barcelona but only scoring one point between them in France.

Been there, done that

There have been a few drivers on the Formula 3 grid to have raced at the Red Bull Ring in GP3 last season:

Driver 2018 GP3 Feature Race Result 2018 GP3 Sprint Race Result
ita Leonardo Pulcini 2nd 3rd
ger David Beckmann 8th Retired
bra Pedro Piquet 4th 2nd
gbr Jake Hughes 5th 1st
fin-small Niko Kari 11th 8th
can Devlin DeFrancesco 18th 11th

Last Season

In the 2018 GP3 series, Briton, Callum Ilott (now in Formula 2) claimed pole position and the feature race victory ahead of Leonardo Pulcini and Italian, Alessio Lorandi. In the sprint race, Jake Hughes won ahead of Pedro Piquet and Pulcini.

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