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Asian F3 | Championship Under Way in Dubai

The 2021 Asian F3 Championship starts in Dubai this weekend with a 3-races-packed program.

Dubai Autodrome | © 2018 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA

Our suffering from the winter cold might be interrupted for a weekend at last as the heat of Dubai finally welcomes the Asian F3 Championship for what is an interesting racing event indeed. Three races in Dubai are planned for what is the first weekend of this brief championship campaign.

The 2021 F3 Asian Championship will take place during the whole month of February. It will then head to Abu Dhabi for some mid week action between the 4th and the 5th February, going on track again that same weekend. They will come back again to Dubai one week later and then the Championship Finale will take place in Abu Dhabi between the 19th and the 20th of February.

Tatuus | © 2018 NEXMA (tatuus.it)

The supply is going to be all 'made in Italy' as both the chassis supplier and the engine supplier are from the Italian Peninsula. The chassis will be provided by Tatuus and the engines by Autotecnica Motori. The two companies actually have the same owner - 'Wise' - thanks to its 'Wisequity IV' fund with which they started the 'Eccellenze Motorsport Italia' project (Motorsport Excellences Italy), trying to create a pool of leading Italian companies of this sector.

Jehan Daruvala | © Jehan Daruvala's Instagram (@jehand98)

The drivers' list is actually pretty diversified. F2's Jehan Daruvala, Guan Yu Zhou, Roy Nissany and Alessio Deledda will take advantage of this chance to keep in the racing mood during the winter break. History tells us that not always an F2 driver is the favourite just because he is in Formula 2. This is what happened last year with Joey Alders (1st) and Nikita Mazepin (3rd). The Swede Dino Beganovic and the Spanish David Vidales will be racing with Prema (racing as 'Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema') as they will be doing in Formula Regional. The other 'FREC-guy' will be the French Isack Hadjar, taking part in the challenge with 3Y Evans GP. Our 'British-F3-guy' on the other hand will be the Brazilian Roberto Faria, racing with Motorscape. A focused sight must also be kept on both the Italian Nicola Marinangeli (also at Motorscape) and on the Spaniard Lorenzo Fluxá (racing with BlackArts) as we might possibly see them later in the year. The two of them still have no futher plan for 2021.

All races are going to be streamed live on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUNlMDabhmu0y7qD4rcgizg . We will have three races during the weekend: the first on Friday at 11.35am GMT, with the other two on Saturday at 6.35am GMT and at 11.35am GMT.

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