FDA - First victory for Maisano at Mugello
Maranello, 10 June – Brandon Maisano took his first win of the year at the circuit of Mugello this weekend in Round 3 of the Italian F3 European Series, which also counted as the first round of the Italian F3 Championship.
After reaching the second step of the podium in Race 1, along with the fastest lap of 1.41.414, the Ferrari Driver Academy racer responded by taking victory in Race 2. He finished ahead of team-mate Eddie Cheever, who was just seven tenths of a second adrift at the chequered flag. The French driver was also the fastest driver in the second race with a lap of 1.40.868. But he had to settle for 10th place in Race 3 because of an off-track excursion right at the end after an attempted overtaking manoeuvre by Mario Marasca (BVM), when the pair were in third and fourth places respectively.
After this Mugello round, Maisano lies second both in the Italian F3 Championship and the Italian Formula 3 European Series, behind team-mate Eddie Cheever (Prema Power Team). The next race is scheduled for Misano on the weekend of July 8.