Caldwell, PREMA Racing score first win of 2021 at Barcelona
PREMA Racing opened its 2021 FIA Formula 3 season with a win at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Lining up for the two reverse-grid races held on Saturday, Olli Caldwell navigated the pack to perfection to secure his first win in the series in race 2 coming from a solid sixth place in race 1. Starting from P7 in race 2, the British racer quickly improved his position. While in P5, he made the most out of two contacts ahead and boldly held onto the lead throughout the closing stages.
Sadly, one of the aforementioned contacts involved teammate Dennis Hauger, who was vying for the lead. After starting race 1 from P12 following yesterday's pole position and the reverse grid, he delivered good points with P8. While fighting for the lead of race 2, the Norwegian made contact with his main contender which put him out of contention.
On the other hand, Arthur Leclerc put together a powerful recovery in race 2 after falling victim to a puncture earlier in the day. The Monegasque was able to secure P12, gaining momentum for tomorrows' final race.