No Mistakes from Prema
The FIA Formula 2 Championship migrates swiftly south as we get right back into the action this week in Monza, Italy.
PREMA are looking to continue their fantastic season in 2020 in both Formula 2 and Formula 3 respectively.
We however, focus on Formula 2 and what will, without doubt be an action packed weekend for the Italian team as they look to extend their control of the Team and Drivers Championships.
Both drivers are well placed to compete this weekend and turn the title bid into an inter-team battle. Despite the issues of prior rounds the PREMA team are now top of the team standings following the last round in Belgium.
Furthermore, Russian star Robert Shwartzman took home the win last Sunday in the Sprint Race to reclaim the lead of the championship.
This time last year Shwartzman took the Formula 3 title in Monza but will simply be looking to extend his 2020 bid and pull away from the pack with a lucrative haul of points.
Hot on his heals though, is UNI-Virtuosi’s Callum Ilott and teammate Mick Schumacher. The German driver is in real form at the moment despite not taking the top step. His strength this season comes in the form of relentless consistency and pure performance each weekend.
2020 was dubbed by many to be the one that made or broke the iconically surnamed driver. Doubters now must believe that he has his own legacy to leave on motorsport following his race craft, pace and consistency this year.
Notably this weekend we will be missing the famous Italian Tifosi at Monza but the team remain in a positive mood according to Team Principal, Rene Rosin,
“We are coming to a very important phase of the championship which coincides with two rounds on Italian soil. While we are happy to race so close to home, we are aware many challenges are awaiting us and not making mistakes will become even more crucial from now on. It was great to see our cars be so competitive in the last couple of rounds. Now we have to take from there and maintain the same pace throughout the final part of the year.”
PREMA look the most likely to be flying the Italian flag on the podium this weekend given the issues Formula 1’s Scuderia Ferrari are having.
Can PREMA pull away from the pack in the Team Championship?
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