Enzo Trulli making his debut with Carlin in the F.3 tests in Bahrain

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The 2021 UAE F4 Champion made his official Formula 3 debut in tests carried out on the circuit where the season’s first round is scheduled on March 20.

“This wasn't the plan for 2022, but when Carlin called, we couldn't turn down this opportunity.” After winning on his debut in an F.4 single-seater at the beginning of 2021, Enzo kept his feet on the ground, a quality that, before his skillsbehind the wheel, he inherited from his father Jarno: “Up to now, my experience with Carlin was in Euroformula (where Enzo performed well in the second part of last year's season, collecting 4 podiums on his debut, impressinginsiders, so much so as to deserve the call for the 2022 season in the F3 Championship of the same English Team, ed.) and so in these first tests I had to adapt to a new car for me but, above all, a lot more powerful.”
A three-day test full of unfortunate episodes, including engine failure during the first session that, burning, damaged a part of the chassis, thus forcing the mechanics into a fight against time to replace the body and put Enzo back on track on day 2, in which the almost seventeen-year-old was able to continue on a track to learn in view of the Championship debut on March 20. “I pretty much started driving the afternoon of Day 2, where I focused on learning the track well. When it was time to start lapping a bit harder, with a set of new tires, a red flag, unfortunately, interrupted the session. Overall, however, the lack of kilometers covered in the three days made itself felt. I'm still looking for the car’s limit but the race pace wasn’t bad after all.”
The appointment with the start of the FIA Formula 3 Championship, which, besides Enzo, counts only one other Italian at the start, Francesco Pizzi, is for the weekend of 18-20 March on the Sakhir circuit. The second event will already be the home race for our two drivers, in Imola, on 24 April.

Created by: scorradengo - 05/03/22

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