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Round 1 for The 2021 FIA Formula 3 this weekend will be held at the Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya, Spain.

The FIA Formula 3 returns for the third exciting season for the junior category, but this season will kick off with a brand-new three-race weekend format. Seven rounds in the 2021 calendar, each with triple-header race, with the 30 talented eager young drivers competing for championship title glory.

According to the cost-cutting measures, F2 and F3 will hold a triple-header per event, and the number of venues in the 2021 calendar will be lessened from the previous seasons. This season sure to be full action-packed, with the new three-race weekend and two new venues, Zandvoort and Austin, as well as Le Castellet returning after the 2019 season.

Oscar Piastri, Alpine’s protégé, got a sensational deserved promotion to Formula 2 with PREMA Racing in the 2021 season, and he already has one win in his first triple-header race in Bahrain Grand Prix. Piastri had a fantastic debut year in Formula 3 as a rookie, and it’s been a monumental six months since he sealed the 2020 Formula 3 Championship title. Then, seven more F3 graduates made the step-up to the next top-tier of junior motorsport and bringing the way for a new chapter in the Road to F1 journey.

Frederick Vesti who has switched from PREMA Racing to ART Grand Prix for this season expressed his excitement about the brand new season of 2021. Vesti is Mercedes’ first junior on the Road to F1 since Gorge Russell. This is his second season competing in Formula 3. In his first season as a rookie for PREMA Racing, he has shown his impressive performance, finished with three wins and four podiums. He puts a lot of work during the meetings, in the simulator, and during the test since he is starting with a new team, new people, and a new car for him to get along with. Vesti said,” Learning everything in a short time frame was both exciting and challenging. I feel very well prepared for the start of the season.”

Credited: FIA Formula 3

Credited: FIA Formula 3

“The new weekend format is really exciting, but it is also going to be a challenge. If you take pole position you get a setback in Race 1, but we need to remember that the weekend is long and that your best race will probably come on Sunday when you start on Pole. Overall, I think it’s good for the championship and it’s good for the people watching at home!”

“Barcelona is a great track, most drivers would love the chance to drive here. There is lots of different types of corner, and you have sections that are unique to this track. The last sector is challenging, but you also have the slow-speed corners combined with some fast ones which are great. The only downside is that it’s a little difficult to pass cars in front. I think the key area for overtaking is definitely going to be Turn 1.”

Credited: Formula Scout

Credited: Formula Scout

Stay tuned for the 2021 FIA Formula 3 this weekend that will kick off for the practice session on Friday at 10:05 AM (GMT).

Race 1: Saturday (10:35 – 11:15) GMT

Race 2: Saturday (16:45 – 17:25) GMT

Race 3: Sunday (12:05 – 12:45) GMT

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