Basil ShaabanPrema Powerteam was back to a points finish in the Formula 3 Euro Series thanks to Basil Shaaban. The Libanese driver experienced the best weekend of his career, ending up in 7th in Race 1 and scoring 3rd place on Race 2, a first-time for Lebanon on an international race’s podium.

Prema and Team Principal Angelo Rosin were delighted to have brought Basil to the top: “Basil is really appreciated by all the paddock because he’s fair on-track and a truly nice guy outside the circuits. This weekend has been memorable for him as he did everything just perfectly. On Race 1, he found the right opening to avoid a crash at the first corner, and moved from 18th to 7th. On Race 2 he recovered up to the 2nd spot, before settling 3rd, showing impressive pace”

Tim Sandtler, who took 21st in Qualifying, ended up in 12th on Race 1 and in 11th on Race 2, while Coletti, back from his GP2 Series crash, was involved in the f irst-lap tangle after clocking the 13th time in Qualifying. On Race 2 he started from the back, managing no better than 15th.