On the day prior to the third FIA F3 European championship tests, held at Misano, the FIA invited the young drivers to the obligatory FIA driver training course.
In the run-up to the start into a new season the drivers just can’t wait for contesting races and battling it out with their rivals for points and positions. But you need more than just to be fast to be ready for this challenge. As motor racers have to meet complex requirements that can differ slightly from series to series, the FIA introduced a while ago an obligatory one-day driver training course. The goal of this event held prior to the season is to help the rookies adapting to the special demands of the respective series while refreshing the well-established drivers’ knowledge to make sure that everybody is ready for the new challenges from race one.
In the morning at Misano, the F3 young guns listened to lectures on the topics safety, racing licenses and the super license in particular. The topics after the lunch break were the course of a race weekend and then the peculiarities of the Virtual Safety Car, VSC. Afterwards, the youngsters were provided an overview of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship media work and the advantages of a professional collaboration.
“It’s always good to run through all the sequences of a race weekend. We drivers must be absolutely sure what we have to do out there on the track in every situation as we have to make our decisions in fractions of a second. Therefore, it’s of major importance to have fully taken in the standard procedures,” says Ralf Aron (PREMA Theodore Racing) who is about to start into his third FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. “We learned a lot today,” added Nikita Troitckii (Carlin). “For me as FIA Formula 3 European Championship rookie, it was a long but very productive day.”