PREMA Racing secured third place at its home racetrack in qualifying for the FIA Formula 3 Championship finale in Monza. The session was disrupted by multiple red flags and stopped for good with more than 10 minutes still on the clock. As a result, most of the drivers had only one real chance to set a competitive lap time.
Paul Aron was the most effective in doing so. The Estonian claimed P3 with a clean run and brought home a solid result for the team. Zak O’Sullivan posted a valuable seventh place. The British racer navigated some high-traffic situations while showing great potential. Unfortunately, Swede Dino Beganovic lost his only flying lap due to a track limits infringement and ended up in P27.
As PREMA Racing looks forward to fighting for the Team Championship in the two races, the team wants to congratulate Gabriel Bortoleto on clinching the 2023 Driver Championship.
#1 PAUL ARON
“F3 is back, and we just finished qualifying with P3. Mixed feelings. P3 is not bad in Monza, considering all the mess that went on in qualifying, and generally, we know this is a super difficult place to qualify, especially in F3. Nevertheless, the car was good, and it felt that the team was on it. I felt really good in the car myself. I was just enjoying it, and I wish we had more time because it’s the last round of the season, and it was super nice to drive. It is what it is though, the main contenders are behind, so we can be happy with that. The car is promising for the races. Big congrats to Gabriel for winning the championship, as he did a good job all year.”
#2 DINO BEGANOVIC
“I went wide in Lesmo 2 in my lap and did track limits. I want to say sorry to the team. Maybe it was not ideal that the session was not restarted with ten minutes to go, but my bad, I didn’t deliver. Now we need to focus on the race.”
#3 ZAK O’SULLIVAN
“P7 in qualifying. It was a really messy session, there was only one lap for everyone. My lap wasn’t bad, a bit of traffic here and there. Really good position to score points for both races, which is really important. I’m looking forward to the races as they will be quite eventful.”