F.3 – Nicholas Latifi gets ready for the sprint finish.

Despite the image of that exciting second place clinched in Imola two weeks ago is still so clear in Nicholas Latifi’s mind, now it’s time to focus on the next challenge and on the Italian F.3 European Series sprint finish.
The first challenge will take place at the Roman circuit called Pietro Taruffi, while the final race will be run in October, the 21st at the “speed temple” of Monza, where the F.1 Champions Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso clinched a place on the podium last week-end.
In a year that marks his debut in the world of open wheels and sees him climbing the starting grid, the aim of the JD Motorsport team’ Italo-Canadian driver at Vallelunga is to continue his development as a driver and giving Championship leaders a hard time.
The Roman weekend will start on Thursday with 4 sessions of free practices, which will be followed by a further half an hour free practice session on Friday, before qualifying which will determine the starting grid of race-1 and 2, scheduled respectively on Saturday at 15.10 ( live on Raisport 2) and on Sunday at 10.00 ( live on Raisport 2). The sprint race ( at 4pm) will be the last race of the seventh event. The three races will be broadcasted via web streaming on www.acisportitalia.it/F3 and www.sporttube.tv (channel 5 ).
NICHOLAS LATIFI: “”I’m really looking forward to the race at Vallelunga this weekend. Last race at Imola was the best results i’ve had, so i’m looking to build on that momentum and finish the races near the front. I know the qualifying is going to be very important here, seeing as it is a track where not a lot of passing is done, so I’m going to be pushing and working with the team to make sure we have a fast car for then.”
DAVID TENNYSON (coach driver): “Nicholas is ready and highly focused for the Vallelunga race weekend. His impressive result in the Imola race is another milestone in his development as a driver. We are confident the Vallelunga race weekend will be another successful event as Nicholas gains valuable race experience in Formula 3.”
GIOVANNI MINARDI (sport advisor): “ The podium achieved in Imola should be an incentive for Nicholas. It’s a starting point to continue to develop, work and improve. We don’t have to forget that this is his first season behind the wheel of a Formula car. I’m very satisfied with his development and I’m sure at Vallelunga he will bother the three drivers striving for the title.”