Jak Crawford Returns to Red Bull Ring for Third Round of F3

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Jak Crawford Returns to Red Bull Ring for Third Round of F3

Jak Crawford #10 Hitech GP, during round two of the FIA Formula 3 Championship at Circuit Paul Ricard, in France on June 18-20, 2021. // SI202106180479 // Usage for editorial use only //

SPIELBERG, Austria (28 June 2021) – Jak Crawford will be happy to return to familiar territory this weekend for the third event of the 2021 FIA F3 campaign, with the triple-header race weekend set to be staged at the Red Bull Ring as part of the FIA Formula 1 event.

The 16-year-old Houston, Texas racer will drive for Hitech Grand Prix in a trio of 40-minute races, with two on Saturday and one on Sunday prior to the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

“I’ve done tons of days testing at the Red Bull Ring,” said Crawford, who is eager to bring his Red Bull-liveried Hitech entry a big result. “I know the track very well, and I’m looking forward to it very much.”

A major priority for Hitech Grand Prix for the weekend will be Friday’s qualifying session at 7:50 a.m. (all times ET).

With the structure of the three-race F3 event weekends utilizing one qualifying session, tire strategy and time on track can be critical to the outcome of the entire weekend.

The session sets the grid for the Sunday race. The top 12 qualifiers are inverted for the opening round, with the top 12 finishers in that event inverted for race two. This year, Crawford was among the leaders in the opening two-thirds of the qualifying session on both weekends, but fell out of the top 12 in the closing minutes.

“We’ve had good pace,” said Crawford, who has two Euroformula Open wins thus far in 2021. “It’s just been unfortunate about our qualifying in FIA F3 so hopefully we can get a better start to the weekend at the Red Bull Ring.”

Saturday’s opening race will be at 4:35 a.m., followed by the second event at 11:30 a.m. Sunday’s finale gets underway at 4:15 a.m.

Crawford will be back in action the following weekend, running in the Euroformula Open on July 9-11 at the Hungaroring in Hungary. He won two of the three races and finished second in the most recent Euroformula Open event at the French Circuit Paul Ricard.

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