Agostini set for new FIA F3 European challenge at Silverstone

AFTER SHOWING WELL IN THE PRE-SEASON TEST THE ITALIAN RACER AIMS TO THE TOP

It's time of truth. The season will start this weekend (April 18-20) at Silverstone. On the 3,716 miles of the Northamptonshire track, the same that traditionally hosts the F1 British Grand Prix, the first of the 11 rounds - 33 races in total - of the 2014 FIA F3 European Championship will finally begin.

After confirming himself as one of the fastest drivers at the collective tests at the Hungaroring and Spielberg (where he scored the fastest time at the end of the first session), Riccardo Agostini is ready to face the new exciting challenge of a high-level international championship with the Dallara-Mercedes run by Antonio Ferrari’s Eurointernational team,

The Italian racer will celebrate on Sunday his own birthday and he is determined to buy himself a special “gift”. After winning the 2012 Italian title, Riccardo now aims to obtain a place in the sun also in this category, from where last year the young Russian Daniil Kvyat advanced finally to F1. It is an important engagement, considering quantity and quality of the 27 participants, which Agostini will address with the utmost determination and with the confidence to be fully qualified to find a place among the leaders.

Silverstone’s weekend will be a “trial by fire” for everyone. Maximum concentration will be required from the two practice sessions and the qualifying of Friday. Saturday will be the time of the first two races of 35’ each, the first scheduled for 10.20 and the second will start at 13.20 (GMT + 0). Finally on Sunday, 09.15 GMT will start the race 3, broadcasted live in web streaming on the championship’s website, www.fiaf3europe.com/livestream.html. News and more info at www.riccardoagostini.eu.

FIA F.3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP20/04 SILVERSTONE GBR04/05 HOCKENHEIM GER11/05 PAU FRA01/06 HUNGARORING HUN22/06 SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS BEL29/06 NORISRING GER13/07 MOSCA RUS03/08 SPIELBERG AUT17/08 NÜRBURGRING GER12/10 IMOLA ITA11/11 HOCKENHEIM GER

SILVERSTONE18th April 2014h 09:00 ::: Free Practice 1 (40’)h 09:45 ::: Free Practice 2 (35’)h 13:40 ::: Qualifying 1 (20’)h 17:40 ::: Qualifying 2 (20’)19th April 2014h 10:20 ::: Race 1 (35’)h 13:20 ::: Race 2 (35’)20th April 2014h 09:15 ::: Gara 3 (35’)