News 21 Mar 2024

Melbourne Preview

Round 3 of the FIA F2 Championship takes us back down under to Melbourne, Australia for the third and final flyaway race of the early season.

Hitech GP’s inaugural visit to Albert Park Circuit last year was a great success, adding three podium finishes to the team’s impressive record.Hot on the heels of an impressive showing in this season’s opening rounds – in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia – Paul Aron and Amaury Cordeel are looking to carry the momentum forward in pursuit of another strong performance at the challenging street circuit this weekend (22-24 March).

Hitech GP is tied on points with the third-placed team in the standings, Aron is the highest-placed rookie in the Drivers’ Standings, and Cordeel won high praise for an admirable performance in Jeddah where he gained 15 places and narrowly missed out on a podium. The competitive order is taking shape and Hitech’s drivers are right in the mix.

About Albert Park Circuit

The 16-turn 5.2km circuit is comprised of public roads in leafy Albert Park, set against the backdrop of Melbourne’s distinctive city skyline. This track is tricky, its abundance of gravel traps and the proximity of its walls leaving little margin for error. Four DRS zones – the most of any circuit on the F2 calendar – provide good overtaking opportunities, but the high-speed sections give way to some heavy braking events, so there is a good variety of corners across the lap. Track evolution tends to be high, as is the likelihood of a Safety Car appearance, the combination of which dials up the unpredictability of the race outcome.

Pirelli is going a step softer across both compounds compared to 2023, with the purple-walled supersoft compound tyres complimented by the yellow-marked medium for this year’s event.

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