22.02.2013. Double R Racing has announced it will field a three-car entry in the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Antonio Giovinazzi and Sean Gelael to be joined by female Colombian racer Tatiana Calderón.
Italian 19-year-old Giovinazzi, the 2012 Formula Pilota China Champion, and 16-year-old Indonesian racer Gelael both signed to race with Double R in British Formula 3 prior to Christmas but will now turn their attentions to competing against the best young guns in Europe.
South American 19-year-old Calderón, the first woman to finish on the podium in the US-based Star Mazda Championship, completes Double R’s three car line-up. The Bogota-born driver arrives at the team off the back of a strong year in the European F3 Open, where she was ninth overall, and a promising run in the recently concluded New Zealand-based Toyota Racing Series.
“We have raced on the Hankook tyres before, so we know what to expect where they’re concerned, and although there are some highly experienced drivers in European Formula 3 this year our three are very promising and could well spring some surprises. Testing so far has gone well; we’ve had some good running at Pembrey, so now we can’t wait for the season to get underway,” says Team Principal Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt.
Monza in Italy will host the opening event of the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship on 23-24 March. British rounds will take place in April and May at Silverstone and Brands Hatch respectively.
|19.12.||Season review part 9: Eurointernational shines in the highlight |
Santino Ferrucci, Michele Beretta and Riccardo Agostini as well as the two guest drivers Sérgio Sette Câmara and Stefano Coletti represented the colours of the Italian Eurointernational squad, on this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid. The three regulars scored a total of 36 points, thus securing ninth position in the team championship, for their squad. The fourth place secured by the only 16 year old young-gun Ferrucci in the season highlight at the Norisring represented the team’s best race result in the 2014 season.
|17.12.||Season review part 8: Jo Zeller Racing successful with girl power|
Swiss Team Principal Jo Zeller relied on the services of Tatiana Calderón and Sandro Zeller, this year. The Colombian, the only female driver on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid, succeeded in demonstrating her talent several times and together with her Swiss team-mate, she secured eighth position in the 2014 team championship, for Jo Zeller Racing.
|15.12.||Gustavo Menezes the first Carlin driver for the 2015 season |
The year 2014 is not yet over but US-American Gustavo Menezes already has wrapped up his future by signing a deal for the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The 20-year old young gun with Brazilian roots will contest his second season on the grid of the planet’s most competitive young-driver series for the British Team Carlin.
|11.12.||Season review part 7: Fortec with solid season performance|
Fortec Motorsports started into the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with the driver line-up Mitchell Gilbert / John Bryant-Meisner but both drivers left the team, during the course of the season.
|08.12.||Season review part 6: Team West-Tec F3 with a good debut|
For the first time in the squad’s history, Team West-Tec F3 competed in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, this year. And despite the fact that engineer Mick Kouros and driver Félix Serrallés were the only ones with a significant amount of Formula 3 experience under their belts the team did a good job and at Spa-Francorchamps, they even came close to making it to the podium.
|05.12.||DTM tests for FIA Formula 3 European Championship aces |
Numerous world-class racing drivers can confirm that a Formula 3 cockpit represents an important stepping stone to a career in the highest motor-racing categories. Now, some of this year’s best FIA Formula 3 European championship drivers were offered the chance of demonstrating their skills at the pinnacle of touring-car racing: in joint tests of the three premium-car manufacturers involved in DTM – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – the up-and-coming talents could test one of the 480bhp touring cars.
|04.12.||2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar published|
The world Automobile Association, FIA, has announced the dates for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The tour of the planet’s best up-and-coming racing drivers will make stops all over Europe.
|01.12.||Season review part 5: Carlin trio succeeds in shining |
The tradition-rich British squad Team Carlin entered the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with the driver line-up Jordan King, Edward Jones and rookie Jake Dennis. King secured seven podiums, with Jones and Dennis also making it to the top three.