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.
|12.04.||Charles Leclerc opens his winning account at Silverstone |
Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) is the winner of the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship season race. Thus, the 17-year-old Monegasque became the second rookie driver to win a race at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit this weekend, with George Russell (Carlin) having won the second race the day before.
|11.04.||Rookie driver George Russell claims maiden Formula 3 race win|
Having only just missed out on a podium finish by finishing fourth in the first FIA Formula 3 European Championship race of the season, George Russell (Carlin) made it onto the top step of the podium a few hours later.
|11.04.||Felix Rosenqvist starts off the new season with victory|
Conditions were anything but easy for the 35 drivers in the first race of the season of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. On a drying track, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) turned out to be unbeatable.
|11.04.||Results of Felix Rosenqvist’s second Qualifying Session deleted|
Felix Rosenqvist’s (Prema Powerteam) excitement about his fastest times achieved in the second Qualifying lasted only briefly, as the Swede’s results were deleted from the time sheets due to the fact that the dimensions of his Dallara’s bodywork was not in conformity with the Technical Regulations.
|10.04.||Felix Rosenqvist three times on pole position|
Also in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, nobody was faster than Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam). The Swede, who had already set the fastest time in first qualifying, was 0.061 seconds faster than the best-placed rookie, Charles Leclerc.
|10.04.||Felix Rosenqvist claims first pole position of the year|
Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.007 minutes) claimed the first pole position of the new FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.
|10.04.||Brandon Maïsano the first driver to set a fastest time this year|
Brandon Maïsano (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.677 minutes) set the first fastest time of the new FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. At the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, the Frenchman was 0,066 seconds faster than his team-mate Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.743 minutes).
|09.04.||Cooperation with Eurosport extended|
In 2014, Eurosport successfully launched the magazine dealing with the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and now, the mag is going to enter its second season. In the 30-minute programme that is broadcasted two days after the respective race weekend, Eurosport does not only cover every single race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship but also provides interesting glances behind the curtains of the planet’s most competitive young-driver series.