Dan Ticktum

Ardennes action for Ticktum - FIA F3 at Spa

#27 Dan Ticktum (GBR – Motopark Dallara Volkswagen)
FIA F3 European Championship position: 4th – 118 points – after 12 of 30 races

Chasing that FIA F3 championship lead, Dan Ticktum is in Spa and ready for the challenge. The 19-year-old Briton knows that it is likely to be a dramatic weekend. "It's Spa, anything can happen," he stated.

"I am sure our pace will be good as it is everywhere else. We need to qualify well but it is not quite as crucial as most places, anywhere in the top five would be OK."

Start still important

Getting off the line as been a problem at times this year for the Motopark driver. "We've done some practice starts so that we can get that issue sorted out. We needed to work on the procedure as a team and so that is what we have done and we are confident that it will be a lot better this weekend."

The weather is always a question in Francorchamps. "It is raining a bit at the moment (Wednesday afternoon) but it is supposed to be hot, either way I don't mind, just take it as it comes. It's such a great track, this and Silverstone are the best on the calendar I think."

Spa weekend schedule – all times CEST
Thursday 26th July
09:00 - Free practice 1 (40 minutes)
09:45 - Free practice 2 (40 minutes)
13:25 - Qualifying 1 (20 minutes)
16:55 - Qualifying 2 (20 minutes)

Friday 27th July
11:05 - Race 1 (35 minutes)
15:05 - Race 2 (35 minutes)

Saturday 28th July
09:20 - Race 3 (35 minutes)