Richert Wins in Italy - Clinches 2nd in Championship
In his rookie season of Formula 3 racing, David Richert has clinched 2nd Place in the Drexler Automotive Formula 3 Cup final championship standings.
The season concluded this weekend at Mugello in Italy where Richert climbed to the top step of the podium by taking victory in the Italian Formula Trophy’s F3 Pro category.
Richert completes his rookie season in a Formula 3 car with 15 podium finishes in just 16 races.
“It was a difficult start with some health and technical issues, plus the learning curve was quite steep, but I’m very happy with our progress throughout the season. We really tried everything this year to be successful on the track. Big thanks to everyone at Franz Woess Racing, my corporate partners, and everyone who has supported me throughout the years. It wouldn’t have been possible without you!” -David Richert
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The race season got underway in Hungary back in April where Richert was able to score his first race win of the year. Technical issues at Monza and then torrential rain at Imola in Italy closed out a whirlwind start to the season.
The Austrian Alps created a picturesque backdrop for two more 2nd place finishes at Red Bull Ring and a sweltering 39 degree air temperature in Vallelunga, Italy, suffocated drivers all weekend.
Close race-long battles in Germany and Czech Republic lead to more podium finishes, and now finally capping off the season with a big win in Mugello, Italy.
Richert will now return to Manitoba where he will continue the fight to advance his racing career with the process of securing funding for the 2023 race season.
“We have some options to move into a Formula 2 car for next year and there’s also an opportunity to tackle the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but racing is a business first and foremost so we will need to push hard off track this winter to raise the funding necessary to move forward.” -David Richert