F3 – Nicholas Latifi psychs himself up for the Mugello race
Next week end the Mugello circuit will host the third race of Italian F3 European Series, marking at the same time the beginning of the tricolour series which will be devided on six dates and take place in concomitance with the continental series.
One month after being on the verge of a podium in Hungary, the 16 year-old Nicholas Latifi is ready to plunge again in the series and mark his debut on the Tuscan track. As far as the Italo-Canadian driver is concerned, this will be a good chance to show the progresses achieved, which he had already shown in Budapest, and get more and more next to the hot line-up zone. In order to get ready for the Tuscan race, Nicholas has divided all his efforts working with Mygale of the JD Motorsport Team on the tracks of Vallelunga and Imola, going on with his apprenticeship on a F3 car both on a dry track and on a wet one.
Nicholas Latifi: “ Two days of work on the Roman track of Vallelunga have been so important, because I’ve discovered another circuit I will race at in the future. Driving the track in the dry and setting the second fastest time was really amazing. It also helped me to gain more experience on a F3 car in the wet. I like the track’s layout so much because it has technical and challenging sectors. I’m looking forward to going back to the track and improving my performances. The experience in Imola was incredible. Setting the first and second fastest time was a great success. I’ve been very fast in the dry, in the wet and in low grip conditions. Now I’m more determined than ever to continue to improve and work with the team and my engineer to develop the car. Waiting for the race at Mugello’s circuit, I’ve been focusing on my qualifying performances. I like the track very much and feel so confident going into this next race.”
David Tennyson (driver coach): “ I’m very proud of Nicholas progresses in this first part of the Championship. In his second race he has been on the verge of a podium. His performance in Imola is indicative of his exceptional skill and natural talent. He’s highly motivated and focused on going into the next race in Mugello.”