Season review: Signature

During the 2014 season, French team Signature made a short comeback at Imola – to then contest the full 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. And in their comeback season, the squad around Team Chef Philippe Sinault that won the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series title courtesy of Edoardo Mortara, relied on the rookies Alexander Albon and Dorian Boccolacci.

Alexander Albon was the calmer and more mature of the two drivers and there was really nothing that could disconcert the 19-year old Thai. At the same time he impressed with good results and at Spa-Francorchamps, he gave Signature their first FIA Formula 3 European Championship podium. Altogether, the Lotus Junior residing in London who caused a first stir when finishing fourth in the season opener at Silverstone secured five podiums and – in his Norisring debut – two pole positions. Albon who had advanced to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship as third in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup finished seventh in the championship and fourth in the battle for the rookie title.

Dorian Boccolacci, the younger of the two Signature drivers turned 17 only in September and definitely was the wilder of the pairing. The Frenchman who was born in Cannes advanced to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship as French Formula 4 Vice-Champion and by scoring 27 points in his debut season he demonstrated that he also was able to deliver in this more competitive category. In the end, he made it to the top 20 in the championship, thus defeating several clearly more experienced drivers. For the Lotus Junior, the summer was the most successful period in time. By finishing fifth at Spa-Francorchamps, for instance, he did not only score his first points but also his best result in the entire season. And on the following weekend, at the Norisring, he even scored in all three races.

With their achievements, Boccolacci and Albon, who also get on well with one another, secured sixth position in the team championship, for their squad.