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.
|01.03.||Pietro Fittipaldi: A famous name to race for Fortec Motorsport|
Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, is going to contest the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The 18-year old Brazilian is going to race a Dallara-Mercedes for Team Fortec Motorsport. By doing so, he follows the footsteps of his grandfather and his uncle Christian Fittipaldi, thus representing the third generation of his family to contest Formula 3 races in Europe.
|28.02.||Team West-Tec F3 signs rookie Fabian Schiller|
British Team West-Tec F3 who made their FIA Formula 3 European Championship debut, last year, now succeeded in signing Fabian Schiller. By securing this deal, the 17-year follows the footsteps of Markus Pommer and Nicolas Pohler, thus becoming the third German on the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid. For Schiller, the season kick-off at Silverstone, held on the second weekend in May, will be his debut appearance in the international championship.
|27.02.||Arjun Maini: Formula 3 debut with Van Amersfoort Racing|
By signing 17-year old Arjun Maini, Van Amersfoort Racing has completed their driver trio for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The Indian finished runner-up in the 2014 British BRDC Formula 4, with the only one able to beat him in the battle for the title being George Russell, his team-mate last year. Russell also advanced to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, for the 2015 season.
|25.02.||Fast girl racer Tatiana Calderón switches to Carlin |
In the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, Tatiana Calderón delivered in convincing style and in the end, the only woman on the grid of the series had scored a total of 29 points and finished 15th in the Championship. Now, the Colombian is going to contest her third season on the grid of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and represent the colours of British Team Carlin, this year.
|24.02.||Motopark-Cockpit for Sérgio Sette Câmara|
Having already signed Scotland’s Sam MacLeod, the German Markus Pommer and India’s Mahaveer Raghunathan, FIA Formula 3 European Championship newcomers Motopark now announced that Brazilian Sérgio Sette Câmara also is going to contest the 2015 season for the German squad.
|23.02.||Felix Rosenqvist makes another title assault|
Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist will make another effort to win the FIA Formula 3 European Championship title, this year. To do so, the 23-year old who already won the Masters of Formula 3 and the Macau Grand Prix joined the Prema Powerteam.
|20.02.||Brandon Maisano lands third Prema seat|
Prema Powerteam, the outfit that won last year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship title with Esteban Ocon, will again be running a car for a French driver this season. 21-year-old Brandon Maisano secured one of the Dallara-Mercedes cars of the Italian team and will be competing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, together with Jake Dennis and Lance Stroll, his team-mates who have been confirmed so far.
|18.02.||Markus Pommer and Mahaveer Raghunathan to join Motopark|
FIA Formula 3 European Championship newcomers Team Motopark have announced the signing of another two drivers: Markus Pommer and Mahaveer Raghunathan. The 24-year old German won the German ATS Formula 3 Cup, last year, and his only 16-year old future Indian team-mate contested the 2014 Italian Formula 4 season.