Dan Ticktum

Ticktum leads F3 to the Adriatic

#27 Dan Ticktum (GBR – Motopark Dallara Volkswagen)
FIA F3 European Championship position: 1st – 190 points – after 18 of 30 races

It's holiday time in Italy, the beaches will be packed and pizza's eaten but for Dan Ticktum the focus is a couple of kilometres inland at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for races 19 to 21 of the FIA F3 European Championship. The Red Bull Junior leads the chase after taking his fourth win of the season last weekend at Silverstone and wants to build his points lead rather than sand castles.

Not a hard place

"It's going to be interesting," muses Ticktum on his return from a track walk on Thursday. "I've never raced here but we did the preseason test and it is a relatively easy track, some technical sections but it's not long, not that much to learn and I think we are as well prepared as we can be, I've been in the sim and been through everything with the guys."

Not an easy place to pass

"Not wanting to put too much pressure on myself but I know that qualifying is critical here, so hard to pass, only marginally better than Pau, otherwise it's the worst on the calendar. Still it's the same for everyone so we've just got to get that right. Obviously Prema are going to be the big opposition, it's one of their home tracks so we've just got to take it to them," concluded the points leader.

Misano weekend schedule – all times CEST
Friday 24th August
14:55 - Free practice 1 (40 minutes)
15:40 - Free practice 2 (40 minutes)
19:15 - Qualifying 1 (20 minutes)

Saturday 25th August
15:25 - Race 1 (33 minutes plus 1 lap)
19:00 - Qualifying 2 (20 minutes)

Sunday 26th August
14:50 - Race 2 (33 minutes plus 1 lap)
18:50 - Race 3 (33 minutes plus 1 lap)