03.03.2013. Romeo Ferraris will be participating in the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The Italian company will install two Dallara 312 powered by Mercedes engines. One car will be driven by 26-year-old Michela Cerruti. As the team is still in negotiations with several drivers the line-up for the second Dallara will be announced at a later date.
Michela Cerruti made her first steps on the motor-racing ladder in karting. Only at the age of 20 she got behind the wheel of a touring-car, later on she also gained experience in single-seater racing while contesting in Spanish Formula 3. 2012 Cerruti raced in F3 Open, before she moved onto German ATS Formula 3 Cup.
“I like to think that I will be competing in a highly competitive championship, full of really fast drivers. There’s nothing I like better than a challenge that seems impossible. My whole career so far has been a series of leaps in the dark, and every year has brought a new and more difficult challenge, and I fully expect this to be the most demanding,” tells Michela Cerruti.
“The decision to create the team was taken only seven weeks ago, so we are very pleased to be able to have our debut for the first race at Monza. The FIA Formula 3 European Championship promises to be the most important new championship in the field of international car racing, thanks to the extraordinary work done by Gerhard Berger and the FIA. For the Romeo Ferraris company, it constitutes a new and demanding challenge, which we will tackle with determination, but knowing also that we have much to learn,” says Team Principle Dario Calzavara.
“I spent most of my career in engine design and in touring car championships, but at my very beginning, I started as mechanic of the Formula Junior of Giancarlo Baghetti, many years ago. When the race will start at Monza will be a great emotion for me, it will be like going back more than sixty years and start from scratch. I know that the FIA Formula 3 is the most competitive championship, not counting Formula 1. When the green light will be on at Monza I know that the 50 titles I won in the past, will not count anything,” says Team Owner Romeo Ferraris.
|22.12.||Michele Beretta secures Mücke seat|
|19.12.||Season review part 9: Eurointernational shines in the highlight |
Santino Ferrucci, Michele Beretta and Riccardo Agostini as well as the two guest drivers Sérgio Sette Câmara and Stefano Coletti represented the colours of the Italian Eurointernational squad, on this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid. The three regulars scored a total of 36 points, thus securing ninth position in the team championship, for their squad. The fourth place secured by the only 16 year old young-gun Ferrucci in the season highlight at the Norisring represented the team’s best race result in the 2014 season.
|17.12.||Season review part 8: Jo Zeller Racing successful with girl power|
Swiss Team Principal Jo Zeller relied on the services of Tatiana Calderón and Sandro Zeller, this year. The Colombian, the only female driver on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid, succeeded in demonstrating her talent several times and together with her Swiss team-mate, she secured eighth position in the 2014 team championship, for Jo Zeller Racing.
|15.12.||Gustavo Menezes the first Carlin driver for the 2015 season |
The year 2014 is not yet over but US-American Gustavo Menezes already has wrapped up his future by signing a deal for the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The 20-year old young gun with Brazilian roots will contest his second season on the grid of the planet’s most competitive young-driver series for the British Team Carlin.
|11.12.||Season review part 7: Fortec with solid season performance|
Fortec Motorsports started into the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with the driver line-up Mitchell Gilbert / John Bryant-Meisner but both drivers left the team, during the course of the season.
|08.12.||Season review part 6: Team West-Tec F3 with a good debut|
For the first time in the squad’s history, Team West-Tec F3 competed in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, this year. And despite the fact that engineer Mick Kouros and driver Félix Serrallés were the only ones with a significant amount of Formula 3 experience under their belts the team did a good job and at Spa-Francorchamps, they even came close to making it to the podium.
|05.12.||DTM tests for FIA Formula 3 European Championship aces |
Numerous world-class racing drivers can confirm that a Formula 3 cockpit represents an important stepping stone to a career in the highest motor-racing categories. Now, some of this year’s best FIA Formula 3 European championship drivers were offered the chance of demonstrating their skills at the pinnacle of touring-car racing: in joint tests of the three premium-car manufacturers involved in DTM – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – the up-and-coming talents could test one of the 480bhp touring cars.
|04.12.||2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar published|
The world Automobile Association, FIA, has announced the dates for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The tour of the planet’s best up-and-coming racing drivers will make stops all over Europe.