Facu Regalia pipped to podium in Sunday‏ European F3 Open

4th position for Facu Regalia on Sunday as the Argentine driver made another impressive qualifying session in the morning to be third on the starting grid. Then, in race two, he was fourth at the end and was one of the fastest drivers on the track.

Facu Regalia finished today in 4th during the second race of the European F3 Open at Autódromo do Algarve, again declared wet. Argentina´s driver, at the wheel of a Campos Racing´s Dallara F312 showed his quick adaptation to the championship and made a wonderful job in Q2. He set 3rd fastest time and was very pleased because “it is almost sure that race will be wet and I think our car is very competitive under the circumstances. This qualifying sessions was very difficult: rain and traffic were big problems to cope with. Anyway I was fast both on dry and wet surface this weekend”.

Race two started neutralized by safety car and, when it was resumed, Regalia was overtaken by Niccolò Schirò. Running, 4th, he made a gap with the rest of the field and kept Mans Grenhagen, Gianmarco Raimondo and Schirò in his sights.

“What a shame to lose that 3rd place at the start. My race was quite good, because we had an interesting race pace and by the halfway point I was the fastest driver. Anyway I was sure to try an overtaking movement on them would have been quite difficult”, Regalia ex.

Next venue for European F3 Open is in May at Nürburgring, a track described as “one my favourites. There were strong teams in Portugal but we had good results too, mainly in qualifying. I would have preferred to clinch a podium but it was good debut for us”.