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.
|17.05.||Italian Antonio Giovinazzi wins Grand Prix de Pau|
In a thrilling Grand Prix de Pau, Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) came out on top at the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit at the foot of the Pyrenees.
|16.05.||Dennis also takes victory in second race at Pau|
Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) also claimed victory in the second race at the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit in the city of Pau, marked by entertaining action.
|16.05.||Jake Dennis scores his maiden Formula 3 race win|
In the seventh FIA Formula 3 European Championship season race, nobody was faster than Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam), who scored his maiden race win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in the streets of Pau.
|15.05.||Two further pole positions for Jake Dennis|
|15.05.||Hockenheim: Markus Pommer excluded from results|
A fortnight later, the fourth race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season at the Hockenheimring had an epilogue for Markus Pommer (Motopark). Analyses of the fuel samples revealed that his fuel in first qualifying did not match the submitted reference fuel.
|15.05.||Jakes Dennis makes his mark – Brit claims pole position|
At the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit of Pau in the south of France, British driver Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:21.795 minutes) was unbeatable in first qualifying and claimed pole position for the seventh race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.
|15.05.||Van Amersfoort Racing dominates Pau free practice|
The start of the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship race meeting turned into a special challenge for the 34 young drivers, because at times, heavy rain fell over the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit in Pau.
|14.05.||FIA F3 European Champion Esteban Ocon tests for Force India|
Esteban Ocon, the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Champion, was offered a very special opportunity this week. The 18-year old Frenchman had the chance to test the Sahara Force India Team’s Formula 1 car for a day. And he delivered in fine style in the test held at Barcelona’s GP circuit.