Maranello, 6 February – Racing in the second round of the Florida Winter Series was very close all the way to the end yesterday at the Palm Beach International Raceway, with six drivers featuring on the podium over the two races. The first win went to Canada’s Nicholas Latifi, who beat Italy’s Raffaele Marciello and the American Lance Stroll. The second race was brought forward by the organisers, as the weather looked threatening and it was won by the Dutchman Max Verstappen, from England’s Edward Jones and another Dutch driver Dennis van de Laar.
“This weekend confirmed our expectations from the Sebring weekend,” commented Luca Baldisserri, the head of the Maranello Ferrari Driver Academy. “This track is less complex and demanding than Sebring and it closed the performance gap between the drivers, which made for very exciting and closely contested action in the two qualifying sessions and three races.”
Now there’s just one day’s rest in this short championship. Starting tomorrow, competitors will begin a four day workshop in the town of Stuart, in preparation for the third round at Homestead which starts on 12 February.