Defending Team Champions PREMA Racing head to Round 12 of the 2022 FIA Formula 2 season fifth in the standings, but Team Principal René Rosin says the potential to add to the two wins so far in 2022 is there.
Both victories this season have come courtesy of Dennis Hauger, the 19-year-old first tasting success in F2 in the Monaco Sprint Race, before Jüri Vips’ error handed the Norwegian the Feature Race win in Baku.
Speaking ahead of F2’s trip to Zandvoort, Rosin said: “If we look at the first part of the year, we see that the potential is there for more success.”
The Italian team have not scored in the last two rounds, but Rosin reassured the team’s supporters, saying: “We are working as hard as we can to end the season on a high note and make our way back to the front at Zandvoort,” before admitting, “it hasn’t been easy recently” adding that his team remain “focussed and motivated”.
Helpfully, Rosin was able to mark a start point for the team’s potential springboard to success on the Dutch coast.
“It will all start from qualifying, where we need to make a step,” Rosin stated, but also called on drivers Hauger and Jehan Daruvala to be a “vital part” of the team’s change in fortunes.
The run of four races without points marks PREMA’s worst run of form since they joined FIA Formula 2 in 2017, as the team battle with Hitech GP for fourth in the Teams’ Standings.
Daruvala and Hauger, who are both part of the Red Bull Junior Team, are eighth and 12th in the Drivers’ Standings respectively.
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