F3 France: Devlin DeFrancesco to start 19th at Paul-Ricard
THE TOP 20 SEPERATED BY ONE SECOND. JAKE HUGHES TO START ON POLE
It has been 5 weeks since the opening round in Barcelona for the FIA Formula 3 driver where DeFrancesco did not have the anticipated results.
“The team have done a lot of work with the car from Barcelona, looks like we’ve got to the bottom of a few niggles and and I’m excited to get going and see where we stack up,” commented Devlin. “Barcelona was a really tough round but we kept our heads down, we kept motivated – our championship starts from here.“
Having placed fifth on his debut, in 2017 driving in the EuroFormula Open, Devlin has been looking forward to this weekend: “I’m really excited for the French Grand Prix, a lot has changed going in, we’ve all worked really hard and I’m sure our efforts will be rewarded.”
The only practice session took place this morning and the hard work the Trident team has put in these last five weeks seemed to have been very positive in terms of competitiveness with DeFrancesco’s teammate Niko Kari ending the session with the fastest lap at 1.51:305. Devlin placed 15th in this session with a time of 1.52.247.
The only qualifying session also took place today and, judging by the times, it will be hard fought fo the win tomorrow in Race 1.
The pole went to Jake Hughes(HWA RACELAB) with a 1.49.519. Second and third place went to PREMA drivers Jehan Daruvala and Robert Shwartzman. With his time of 1.50.556, DeFrancesco will start in 19th place where everything is still possible for the race with barely a second from first to 20th.
Race 1 is schedule for Saturday 10:30am local time.