Facu Regalia makes his debut in Formula 3 Euro Series‏

Argentinian driver Facu Regalia debuts next weekend in Formula 3 Euro Series, a championship which is supported by Mercedes or Volkswagen. Regalia is going to drive Mücke Motorsport´s Dallara Mercedes.

 Regalia  didn´t race during the season finale of Italian Formula 3 championship at Monza as his Team Ghinzani´s Dallara-FPT had engine issues in Friday´s free practice sessions  – in the same way he suffered at Mugello and during collective testing at Monza, now he has a drive in the  last meeting of Formula 3 Euro Series.

Hockenheim, a classic venue in motorsport and located in Waden-Wurtemberg,hosts the series finale  where he will drive a Mücke Motorsport´s Dallara-Mercedes, a successful team founded by Peter Mücke in 1998 with a long history in Formula 3 Euro Series. “After my problems at Monza, where I couldn´t race because my engine didn´t work properly, I´m glad to race in Germany. This chance is an incredible one, and I want to thank  all the people who made it possible”, Regalia explained just before his flight to Germany.

Facu, who is the second Argentinean driver after Esteban Guerrieri to race in Formula 3 Euro Series, said “my motivation is very high. I´m aware this meeting is a new challenge for me because its level is really strong. Anyway I want to compare with Nigel Melker and Felix Rosenqvist, all season drivers for Mücke Motorsport and backed by Mercedes. My car´s engine, built by Mercedes, is different from FIAT-built one used in Italy. Concerning tires, I was told they are softer too. Fortunately I know Hockenheim from my formula BMW Europe times and it´s important”.

On his objectives, “I will try to know my car during free practice sessions held on Friday. It´s an important meeting for my career in motorsport, and I need to be focused, to keep calm and finally I´ve to improve my confidence with new engine and tires”.

The Formula 3 Euro Series, where drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta, Romain Grosjean, Nico Hülkenberg or Jules Bianchi were crowned, has an schedule slightly different to Italian Formula 3 ones. Free practice sessions are two hours long and they start on Friday in the morning.

Then, the same day, the qualifying is scheduled and it is 30 minutes long. Two best laps form both starting grids for race 1 and 3. There are two races scheduled on Saturday while third one is on Sunday.


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