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.
|25.11.||Season review part 4: 10 race wins for Van Amersfoort Racing|
For the squad of Frits van Amersfoort, Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) represented a true lucky find as the rookie had what it took to shine right from the start. Meanwhile, his team-mates, Jules Szymkowiak and Gustavo Menezes, also were able to demonstrate the big potential of the only Dutch team on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid.
|22.11.||Esteban Ocon completes his first free practice in Formula 1|
For the first time in his still young career, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) was allowed to take part in an official Formula 1 event. At Abu Dhabi, the young Frenchman, the winner of this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship title, ran in first free practice for the Lotus F1 team and showed a good performance.
|20.11.||Esteban Ocon to compete in the Race of Champions|
Having contested his two tests at the pinnacle of motor racing for the Lotus F1 Team and the Scuderia Ferrari, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) now may look forward to the next highlight on his calendar: the reigning FIA Formula 3 European Champion was invited by the Race of Champions (ROC) organisers to participate in this year’s edition of the tradition-rich event and accepted the invitation.
|18.11.||Jake Dennis joins the Prema Powerteam|
Just a few weeks have gone by since the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season finale but the preparations for 2015 already are running at high speed. Now, Prema Powerteam signed its first driver for the coming season: Jake Dennis. The Briton switches from Carlin to the Italian squad that helped Esteban Ocon securing the 2014 drivers’ title.
|16.11.||Felix Rosenqvist masters Macau|
His year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship may not have brought entirely what he had hoped for, but Felix Rosenqvist (Kashbet.com by Mücke Motorsport) still concluded the season in style by winning the 61th running of the prestigious Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix. In a 15-lap race that was interrupted following a pile-up on the opening lap, Rosenqvist made most of his pole position, steered clear of any problems and led all the way from lights to flag.
|15.11.||Felix Rosenqvist wins Macau Grand Prix qualifying race|
Felix Rosenqvist (Kashbet.com by Mücke Motorsport) made the best of his pole position by winning the ten-lap qualifying race for the Suncity Group Macau Grand Prix. In a race that ran behind the safety car for three laps, the 23-year-old Swede won from his Austrian team-mate Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport). Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) finished third with the reigning FIA Formula 3 European Champion, Esteban Ocon (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema) rounding out the top four.
|14.11.||Felix Rosenqvist claims pole position for Macau qualifying race|
Felix Rosenqvist (Kashbet.com by Mücke Motorsport, 2:11.506 minutes) will be starting from pole position for tomorrow’s ten lap qualifying race for the 61st running of the Macau Grand Prix. In second qualifying, in which 17 of the first 20 drivers managed to set faster lap times than in yesterday’s first qualifying session, Rosenqvist moved up from his ninth place after yesterday’s session to the top of the time sheets and thus claimed pole position for the Macau qualifying race.
|13.11.||Tom Blomqvist on provisional pole for Macau qualifying race|
Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin; 2:11.922 minutes) claimed provisional pole for this Saturday’s qualification race for the 61st running of the Macau Grand Prix. The runner-up in this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship moved up to the top of the timing screen around the halfway point in the 40 minutes’ first qualifying session at the 6.12 kilometres long Guia street circuit and managed to hold on to this position until the chequered flag was out.