F.3 – Nicholas Latifi ready for the final race in Monza

nicholas_latifi.jpg'This weekend the circuit of Monza will host the final race of the Italian F3 European Series Championship and the Italian F3 Championship. It’s been 6 months since the opening race in Valencia and, weekend after weekend Nicholas Latifi has been able to rise in grid, obtaining the podium in the last two races, in fact he finished second in Imola and scored an impressive win at Vallelunga.
The 17 year-old Italian-Canadian driver, to whom the series represents his debut behind the wheel of a single-seater car, has managed to go as far as fighting against more experienced runners who have a deeper knowledge of the car and of all the International tracks which hosted both series. In these months Latifi has not only demonstrated his exceptional talent behind the wheel of the Mygale F.3, but he has also shown resolve and obduracy.
In the “speed mecca”, the driver of JD Motorsport Team, will try to end up his first season at best, aiming at scoring as many points as possible to preserve the 4th place in the rookie standing and the 7th in the general standing.
I think that Top 5 is within my reach. After finishing second in Imola and winning at Vallelunga, my next goal is to obtain another important result to raise in the standing further. Compared to other tracks, qualifying will be not so decisive to get a good final result, considering the long straights which compose the track. The layout of the Monza circuit gives you several opportunities to make a pass.”, says Nicholas Latifi.
“We are all focussed and highly motivated coming off such an incredible Vallellunga race weekend. Nicholas’ impressive victory in the final sprint race on Sunday was an incredible accomplishment, he is determined to continue his momentum going into Monza. His progression this year has been extremely impressive and once again has demonstrated his immense driving talent and natural ability”, says David Tennyson, the driver coach.
We’ve come to the final race, so we want to end up the season by obtaining another good result, in the wake of race-3 at Vallelunga. In this way we’ll also help our team mate to win both Championships, given the fact he’s the leader of both standings.”, says Giovanni Minardi, the sport advisor.
The racing weekend will start on Friday with one session of free practices ( 9.00-09.30 )to be followed by qualifying which will determine the starting grid of the two races. The 22 minutes- long first race, scheduled for Saturday, will start at 14.15 and the 30 minutes- long second race will start on Sunday at 09.00. The sprint race, which is the final race of the season, will start at 16.00.