Dan Ticktum

Ticktum going for it at the favourite Red Bull Ring

#27 Dan Ticktum (GBR – Motopark Dallara Volkswagen)
FIA F3 European Championship position: 1st – 264 points – after 24 of 30 races

No thoughts of just defending a championship lead for Red Bull Junior Dan Ticktum this weekend in Austria. The 19-year-old Briton has a slim, 3 point advantage in the FIA F3 European Championship and is out for maximum gains at the Red Bull Ring.

"Of course we want to make the most of it, it's tricky obviously, we'll see what the opposition have got but we know that if we get everything right we can be doing the winning," affirmed the Red Bull Junior.

"I don't want to say too much I just want to let the performance on track do the talking, at the end of the season I will give my unfiltered view on a few things," added Ticktum mysteriously. "For now though we are just taking it race by race and putting everything into it."

Home is where the track is

"I love the track, love the fast corners, the undulation, the surface, just about everything. It's a very cool place, It's also a beautiful place to have a race track."

"It's not the easiest pace to overtake but not the hardest either, better than the Nürburgring. If you can get Turn 1 right and the perfect exit you have the chance on the run up to Turn 2. Then there are the last two right handers, two of my favourite corners anywhere and I've always been quick through the last section any time I've been here," stated the Motopark driver.

Red Bull Ring weekend schedule – all times CEST
Friday 21st September
13:05 - Free practice 1 (40 minutes)
13:50 - Free practice 2 (40 minutes)
17:35 - Qualifying 1 (20 minutes)

Saturday 22nd September
11:25 - Race 1 (33 minutes plus 1 lap)
15:15 - Qualifying 2 (20 minutes)

Sunday 23rd September
11:25 - Race 2 (33 minutes plus 1 lap)
16:00 - Race 3 (33 minutes plus 1 lap)