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.
|20.03.||FIA F3 European Championship extends contract with n-tv|
n-tv, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship’s long-time TV partner for the live coverage in Germany, will keep on covering the championship in 2015. This was agreed upon by the managements of the TV station and the planet’s most competitive young-talent series.
|18.03.||Three rookies come out on top |
The second day of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship pre-season tests at Valencia represented an additional challenge for the 34 drivers involved in the action. In the morning session, rain was falling and the tests at the 4.005-kilometre Circuit Ricardo Tormo had to be contested in wet conditions. In the end, nobody was able to out-pace the rookies Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:29.534 minutes), George Russell (Carlin, 1:30.016) and Callum Ilott (Carlin, 1:30.588 minutes). Gustavo Menezes (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:30.645 minutes) was the fastest of the experienced drivers and finished fourth on the time sheets.
|17.03.||Experienced F3 driver Antonio Giovinazzi the quickest|
On the first day of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship pre-season tests at Valencia, the 34 young drivers involved in the tests provided a foretaste of what you may expect to witness in the coming European Championship season. The fastest lap time on the first day of testing at the 4.005-kilometre Circuit Ricardo Tormo was set by Italy’s Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:24.755 minutes), followed by the fastest rookie, George Russell (Carlin, 1:25.005 minutes).
|13.03.||FIA F3 European Championship ready for the pre-season testing |
In four weeks, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship will kick off its new season but the twelve teams already are working flat out on preparing for the first races at Silverstone. In the coming week, a total of 36 drivers will travel to Spain for the traditional pre-season tests at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. On 16th March, the programme features photo shoots and preparations but on 17th and 18th, the greedy young-guns will go out onto the track to prepare themselves and work on their cars, at the 4.005-kilometre circuit.
|09.03.||FIA F3 European Championship powers up for the 2015 season |
Another exciting season will kick off next month with the ambition to take some of the world’s most talented up and coming drivers to the next level of competition as they climb the FIA’s ladder towards Formula One.
|03.03.||Top-class media presence of the FIA F3 European Championship |
In 2014, the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, not only the competiveness level on the grid was once again increased. At the same time, the planet’s most competitive young-driver series also once again upped the ante regarding its media presence. The performances of the fast rookies such as Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) and Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) thrilled both the crowds on site and the TV audience with their exciting battles for points and positions against fast and well established drivers such as Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) or Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport). Now, following an interim report dealing with the period of time from November 2013 to August 2014 and published in October, 2014, the media data for the entire 2014 season are available.
|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.