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.
|12.02.||Pascal Wehrlein in Formula 1, Esteban Ocon in DTM|
Two further FIA Formula 3 European Championship graduates have made the step to the top level in motorsport: Pascal Wehrlein will be competing in Formula 1 for Manor Racing and Esteban Ocon has secured a DTM drive with Mercedes-Benz. Moreover, the Frenchman is the official replacement driver of the Renault Formula 1 team.
|11.02.||Formula 3 rookie driver Nikita Mazepin secures Formula 1 deal|
The Sahara Force India Formula 1 team has secured itself the services of talented Russian driver, Nikita Mazepin. The 16-year-old, who will be making his debut in this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship, will take up the duties of the development driver and will thus make his first steps at the top level in motorsport.
|09.02.||Nick Cassidy completes Prema Powerteam line-up|
New Zealander Nick Cassidy will compete for Prema Powerteam alongside Lance Stroll, Ralf Aron and Maximilian Günther in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The 21-year-old has already raced for the Italian outfit in 2015.
|09.02.||RAVENOL and FIA Formula 3 EC intensify partnership |
RAVENOL has been an official partner of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship since 2014. From the upcoming season, this partnership will be extended. Henceforth, the lubricant manufacturer from Eastern-Westfalia may refer to itself as the ‘Official Lubricant and Car Care Product Partner’ of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
|04.02.||Consolidating and developing the FIA racing ladder|
The training course for drivers in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, held in Paris yesterday was almost a curtain raiser for the 2016 season of championships run by the International Automobile Federation, open to youngsters hoping to make a career in motor sport.
|03.02.||Training course for FIA F3 European Championship drivers in Paris|
The Fédération Internationale de l\\\'Automobile has today gathered the young and hopeful drivers planning on competing in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. From this year, it is mandatory for all participants taking part in the series to complete a one-day training course before climbing into the race car for the first time in 2016.
|02.02.||Lance Stroll just misses out on podium finish in Daytona debut|
Canadian Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam) made his debut in the Daytona 24-hour race last weekend. The 17-year-old, who will be taking on his second season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, was classified fifth after his first sports car race. Reigning FIA Formula 3 European Champion Felix Rosenqvist was less fortunate. His team retired before the Swede had turned a wheel in anger.
|02.02.||David Beckmann and Mikkel Jensen take on FIA F3 EC|
He is only 15 years old, but David Beckman already holds a contract to race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport team. Moreover, Mikkel Jensen has extended his contract for another year with kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport and intends to be a title contender in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.