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.
|04.09.||Pole positions for Alexander Albon and Felix Rosenqvist|
In an exciting second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.684 kilometres long Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Alexander Albon (Signature) came out on top. The 19-year-old London-based Thai was 0.027 seconds faster than Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam), who is second on the grid.
|04.09.||Jake Dennis claims pole position from Nick Cassidy|
Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:42.217 minutes) secured himself pole position for the premiere of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in Portugal. Nick Cassidy (Prema Powerteam, 1:42.278 minutes) and Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam, 1:42.328 minutes) followed the 20-year-old Brit in second and third place respectively to secure a clean sweep of the top three for Prema drivers.
|04.09.||Two Brits up front in Portimão free practice|
British driver Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:42.101 minutes) set the fastest lap time in free practice of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.684 kilometres long Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.
|03.09.||FIA Formula 3 European Championship to make its Portugal debut|
On the first weekend in September, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to make its debut appearance in Portugal since the series’ revival in 2010. The 4.684-kilometre Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, located a few kilometres upcountry between Portimão and Lagos, will stage the next round of the three-way battle for the title.
|02.09.||Portimão day 2: Prema pairing the quickest, Russell third |
On the second day of the official FIA Formula 3 European Championship tests at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:41.759 minutes) secured the top position on the time sheets. The Swede, currently second in the championship, was 0.161 seconds faster than his new team-mate, Nick Cassidy (1:41.920 minutes). George Russell (Carlin, 1:41.934 minutes) secured third place at the 4.652-kilometre rollercoaster located in the Algarve hinterlands, thus being the best rookie on day two. Sérgio Sette Câmara (Motopark, 1:41.990 minutes), Markus Pommer (Motopark, 1:41.993) and Callum Ilott (Carlin, 1:42.020) completed the top six.
|01.09.||Lance Stroll the quickest on day one in Portugal |
On the first day of testing at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship young guns were offered the chance of testing on two different track layouts and consequently, there were two different rankings, at the end of the day.
|29.08.||Two days of testing as prelude for the Portuguese premiere |
On the first weekend in September, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to hold its first Portuguese race meeting since it was revived. To be able to prepare for this premiere staged by the 4.653-kilometre Autódromo Internacional do Algarve located not far from Portimão, the teams are offered two official days of testing, held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.
|28.08.||Antonio Giovinazzi to make his DTM debut|
As the sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, excluded Audi driver Timo Scheider from the DTM event at the Moscow Raceway for unsportsmanlike conduct, Audi lined up Antonio Giovinazzi, the current FIA Formula 3 European Championship leader, as replacement for the German.