After an exciting and demanding season Drivex and their driver Richard Gonda ended up being the great winners in the European F3 Open, clinching the title in Copa classification this year. It was a well deserved win for team and driver, after winning seven races during the season.
The top-priority for Drivex was to secure the title with Richard, a promising talent from Slovakia, but it was not an easy task as Cameron Twynham, his strongest rival for the title, wasn´t far away in the overall rankings. Test sessions on Thursday proved to be valuable for preparing the weekend, and Gonda was already among fastest drivers at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. On Friday three free practice sessions came into action, and Gonda was 3rd fastest at the end of the day setting a best lap of 1:44.575, right behind Twynham.
First qualifying session, on Saturday, saw Gonda continuing doing a solid work and he was 4th and Twynham 3rd, a good place on the grid to approach race one. Gonda was almost the entire race behind Twynham, and that result was good enough to clinch the title. But, after a thrilling overtaking maneuver, he took third from Twynham. This third place was another podium and, most important of all, the title. For Sunday, without pressure, Gonda enchanted everyone posting another pole position time in Q2. Later, in race two, he led from lights to flag finishing on the highest step of the podium once again.
After 16 races, Gonda finished the championship first, scoring 100 points, 19 ahead of Twynham. An extremely positive season for Gonda and Drivex already focused on 2014 with new challenges ahead.