This weekend Bent Viscaal will travel to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to compete in the sixth round of the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship, following the championship’s summer break.
19-year-old Bent has had a mixed start to his maiden F3 campaign. The HWA RACELAB driver scored the team’s first-ever points in the championship, after coming fifth in the first race at Le Castellet, France. Since then, Bent has had another top-10 finish and is looking to score some more championship points at Spa.
The Belgian race track is a firm favourite among drivers and fans alike. Bent will get to experience driving his F3 machinery up the world-renowned Eau Rouge-Raidillon corner, as well as tackling other parts of the circuit like La Source and the Bus-Stop Chicane.
Last year, Bent raced at Spa for the first time when he contested in the EuroFormula Open Championship. Enjoying a successful weekend, Bent scored a podium in the second race of the weekend and bagged additional points from the first outing in his debut at the circuit.
In 2019, Bent has been no stranger to performing some excellent overtakes, and with lots of possibility for manoeuvres at Spa, the Dutch racing driver is hoping to get stuck into some battles this weekend.
“I think everyone loves Spa, it is a lot of fun to drive and is a challenging circuit, but it is also very rewarding when you get it right. The lap there is very long, so there is a lot of concentration required to set a good lap time. It is also good for overtaking, so I am hoping for lots of battles out on track during the races.
“We had a couple of tough rounds before the summer break but there were some positives signs in Hungary so, hopefully, we can keep the momentum up and build on what we have learnt in the previous rounds.”
Practice and qualifying will take place at 09:35 and 16:50 local time on Friday (30th August). Race one will start at 10:35, before the second race kicks off at 09:45 on Sunday.