New F3 car put through its paces
The shakedown of the 270hp, Autotecnica Motori Alfa Romeo-powered car took to the track for the first time ever on June 14-15 and was hailed as a success by championship organizers. Commented Top Speed General Manager Davide De Gobbi: “Over the two-day test, the new car ran about 700 km without any issues and showed good reliability, despite this being its first time out on track. Tatuus and Autotecnica did a great job delivering a new F3 car that conforms to the new F3 regulations six months ahead of schedule.” The new car fully complies with all FIA requirements for the new-era of F3, which begins with the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA on July 13 at the Malaysian track. The carbon composite monocoque chassis is FIA F.3 2018 homologated, as is the Tatuus Halo, extractable seat, steering column and roll-hoop. Safety is further enhanced by the Sabelt six-point safety harness, HANS system and removable head protection. Electronics, data acquisition and the paddle shift are Magneti Marelli, and the car is equipped with a Sadev Sl-R 83 six-speed gearbox LSD. The O.Z. Aluminium wheels are shod with Giti Tires, official tire partner for the championship.