Jenzer Motorsport’s Ido Cohen believes that his race pace has taken a leap forward in 2022 following his rookie season in Formula 3 last year.
Cohen spent the 2021 campaign competing with Carlin, before he made the switch to Jenzer this year. After Qualifying in 22nd at the season opening event in Sakhir last weekend, Cohen progressed forward in both of the weekend’s races, ending the Sprint Race in 14th and the Feature Race in 15th.
With the confidence in race trim in his pocket, Cohen says he hopes to improve his Qualifying form, allowing him to start higher up and make a push for a points-paying position.
“Overall, it was a good weekend with a lot of positives to take forward,” Cohen said. “I kept moving forward in the races and that is the main thing.
“I have mixed feelings. From one side, my race pace was always strong but the quali wasn’t good enough and I paid the price for that.
“I think my race pace has improved massively since my debut last season. I keep going forward each round. I just need to make sure for the next weekend that we have a better Qualifying and start from a better position.”
Cohen says that ahead of the upcoming round in Imola, he will continue to push himself in training and on the simulator in order to be in the best possible shape as the season continues.
“The team is very professional and at the same time it feels like a big family,” the Israeli driver said. “My engineer, Mihai (Marinescu), is great and I’m sure we will manage to improve a lot as a team during the year.
“My goal is to keep working hard and to keep improving my driving so that I can finish the races in positions that reflect my true abilities.
“Until Round 2, I will spend some time training and, on the sim, preparing. I will also be able to continue to work on myself and the car at the test days at Jerez and Barcelona that we have coming up.”