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.
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Following the debut appearance at Russia’s Moscow Raceway, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship returns to well-known terrain, now: Styria’s 4.326-kilometre Red Bull Ring will stage the races 22, 23 and 24 of the 2014 season.
|23.07.||Let’s meet... John Bryant-Meisner|
Having gathered first experiences in last year’s race meetings at Vallelunga and Hockenheim, Sweden’s John Bryant-Meisner (Fortec Motorsports) is contesting his first full FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, this year. So far, finishing eighth in the Grand Prix de Pau was his best result in the 2014 season.
|16.07.||Let’s meet... Jordan King|
In the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, Briton’s Jordan King (Carlin) proved to be the best rookie. With 21 races of this year’s season contested, he has secured five podiums and holds sixth position in the championship – but still is waiting for his first win.
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon completes his triple victory|
Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) had a perfect weekend at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway. In the 21st race of the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year-old Lotus junior driver scored a closely-fought win from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam).
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon celebrates again – second victory in Moscow|
In the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) continued to improve his track record in Russia.
|12.07.||Esteban Ocon claims further pole positions in Moscow|
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) remains the fastest driver at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway near the Russian capital. In second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year old Lotus Formula 1 junior driver claimed pole position for the 20th season round and the best starting grid position for race 21.
|12.07.||Esteban Ocon wins first race in Moscow|
With his sixth victory of the season, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) made his comeback on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship winners podium.
|11.07.||Esteban Ocon unbeatable in Moscow qualifying|
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam, 1:26.530 minutes) showed the best performance in first qualifying upon the debut of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway. The French Lotus F1 junior driver was 0.619 seconds faster than British driver Jordan King (Carlin, 1:27.149 minutes), who ended up third. King’s compatriot Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:27.341 minutes) and Dutchman Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:27.361 minutes) claimed third and fourth place respectively.