Paul Aron ‘Quite Happy’ After F2 Debut

Paul Aron ‘Quite Happy’ After F2 Debut

Paul Aron Quite Happy After F2 Debut

Taking over from Clément Novalak at Trident, former Prema F3 driver, Paul Aron, made his debut for FIA Formula 2 on Friday at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi.

“It was something we thought about the moment we decided that we would be planning to step up from F3 in 2024. I think it is quite clear now that that’s our goal… I’m very happy and thankful to have this opportunity.

” I have to thank my brother for this, he is the one who was putting it together and thanks Trident for this opportunity,”

Aron will join Williams Junior, Franco Colapinto, as the only two drivers to make the move up to F2 for the season finale, Aron ‘knew it would be difficult’.

“It is a new time and new car and many new aspects in regards to the tyre compounds, pit stops and everything like that so we knew it was going to be difficult and the main goal of this weekend is to gain experience.

“I think no matter how much testing you do, there is always going to be that first scare when you get to that first race… you can practice as much as you want but when you come to it, it is always something new and scary. So getting this one race weekend under the belt is always beneficial”.

Aron completed the second highest number of laps during the Practice session, only one lap behind Roy Nissany. He finished P20 in Free Practice, then completing Qualifying in P21.

“To be honest I’m quite happy about today, the result doesn’t look good on paper but we know why and I think generally the driving and pace was good, there was just other details that we need to sort out.”

After the announcement that Andrea Kimi Antonelli would be skipping F3 and joining the 2024 F2 line-up straight from the Formula Regional European Championship with Alpine (FRECA), the comparison between the cars became a topic of conversation.

When asked about Vesti’s comparison, Aron said:

“Moving from F3, it is a completely different car and the driving style is basically the opposite, and that’s something you had to do in Regional, the car is heavy and you need to take care of that; drive the car in a specific way.

“Whereas in F3, it is a car that is quite easy to drive for drivers because you can push it a lot and drive it on the limit and it is quite natural. So having done that many years in Regional, I can understand really well already how to drive this car so it’s all about putting it to use”.

Aron’s 2024 plans have yet to be announced, however, after Novalak’s departure following the Monza round, it is suspected that the Trident seat could become an option for Aron for next year.

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