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F3 - PREMA Theodore Racing the best team in the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship

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16.10.18.

The PREMA Theodore Racing squad has done it once again and secured the FIA Formulas 3 European Championship Team title.

This year, the colours of the Italian team were represented by China’s Guanyu Zhou, Mick Schumacher from Germany, Estonian Ralf Aron, rookie Marcus Armstrong from New Zealand and Russia’s Robert Shvartzman. And the fact that each of the five drivers won at least one of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship races demonstrates the competitiveness of the PREMA Theodore Racing line-up.

Since the comeback of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship as independent race series, in 2013, every team title was won by PREMA Theodore Racing that contested the championship until 2017 under the name of Prema Powerteam. This year, the squad around Team Principal René Rosin already secured the title in the penultimate race meeting.

The team that is based some 70 kilometres to the east of Venice signed five drivers for the 2018 season that all already had got what it takes to win or evolved into to race winners during the course of the season. The ‘old hands’ Guanyu Zhou and Ralf Aron where among the front-runners right from the start and celebrated their first triumphs in the season kick-off in Pau. On the third race weekend, at the Norisring, rookie Armstrong was the next PREMA Theodore Racing to celebrate an FIA Formula 3 European Championship race win. Having secured three podiums at Nuremberg’s street circuit, the Kiwi also took the championship lead. At Spa-Francorchamps, Schumacher really got his act together and he celebrated his very first F3 win after having secured his first FIA F3 European Championship pole on the previous day. And at Spielberg, rookie Robert Shvartzman also joined the circle of the Prema race winners. Altogether, the drivers of the Italian squad gave their team a total of 17 race wins.

“From mid-season all our drivers scored a lot of points, thus contributing a good deal to our team success,” says René Rosin. “For us it is of particular importance that we perfectly cooperate as team and that everybody in the team is ready to improve consistently. That’s the key to success and worked great for us in the past years. I’m proud of every single member of my squad.”