Cristiano Morgado and Fluid Motorsport Developments continued their terrific form in
the British Formula 3 International Series last weekend at Mugello in Italy.
The rapid partnership claimed another win in the Lola-Dome chassis to make it three
wins from three events and ensured that they are thee combination to beat as the 2006
season draws to an end.
Race 2 at Mugello saw Morgado completely dominate the National Class proceedings.
Morgado’s pace was such, that in tricky conditions he completely out-performed his
opponents. Taking a clear pole position by just under two seconds, Morgado made
an impeccable start on the wet track and drove a controlled but aggressive race to
lead home the next National Class car by almost three seconds.
His race included battles with Championship class cars, such as Alberto Valerio and
Stuart Hall. Not only did the Lola-Dome racer take the top step of the podium in the
National class but he also finished 11th overall, his best result so far this season.
“I was very cautious at the start, got up behind Valerio and I just followed him around,
pushing the pace,” said Morgado from the podium. “Then Hall came up to me a bit later
and after he got past I just was able to cruise home.”
Earlier in the weekend Cristiano had qualified alongside class champion Rodolfo
Gonzalez for the first of the 16 lappers around the scenic Tuscan track. However, a
coming together by a group of Championship Class cars at the start of the race forced
the newly liveried Lola-Dome off the track and the team were forced to change the
South African’s nosecone. This meant that Morgado had to make do with 4th place in
class this time.
Overall though, it was another successful weekend for the Fluid team, whose reputation
for preparing fast and reliable cars is growing race by race.
“It is proving to be a great end to the season for us,” said team boss Lindsay Allen. “Cristiano has scored 2 wins in 4 races and if luck would have been n his side it probably
should have been more. He is showing now that he can beat Gonzalez fair and square
and has the potential to be a major Championship Class player next season.”
The penultimate rounds of the Lloyds TSB British F3 International Series take place at
Silverstone this weekend.
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