Col­lard gets a taste of Euro F3 ma­chin­ery

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

BRDC Bri­tish For­mula 3 Cham­pi­onship run­ner-up Ricky Col­lard sam­pled Dal­lara F3 ma­chin­ery for the first time last week dur­ing a test with Car­lin at Snet­ter­ton.

Col­lard, who was de­feated in a ti­tle show­down with Dou­ble R Rac­ing’s Matheus Leist at Don­ing­ton Park a week­end ear­lier, tested one of Car­lin’s Euro­pean F3 ma­chines at Snet­ter­ton last Wed­nes­day. The 20-year-old was joined by some­time Car­lin BRDC F3 team­mate Lando Nor­ris and Je­han Daru­vala, as well as Nikita Mazepin and Fer­di­nand Hab­s­burg, who were present with Hitech GP.

“Af­ter last week­end I was ab­so­lutely gut­ted. I didn’t deal with it [miss­ing out on the ti­tle] very well and just wanted to be left alone.” he said. “But now I’m OK and I did the Euro­pean F3 test, which was awe­some. The team were re­ally happy with the pace straight out of the box.

“The main dif­fer­ence is through high-speed [cor­ners] and on ini­tial turn in, and un­der brak­ing. We put fresh tyres on at the end of the day and went quicker, so there was pro­gres­sion. Rel­a­tive to the oth­ers, we were quite sim­i­lar.”

Col­lard cur­rently has no plans in place to con­test the Euro­pean F3 fi­nale or Ma­cau Grand Prix with Car­lin, but said his am­bi­tion was to step up to the Euro­pean cham­pi­onship for the 2017 sea­son.

Col­lard tested Dal­lara

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.