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.
|12.02.||Pascal Wehrlein in Formula 1, Esteban Ocon in DTM|
Two further FIA Formula 3 European Championship graduates have made the step to the top level in motorsport: Pascal Wehrlein will be competing in Formula 1 for Manor Racing and Esteban Ocon has secured a DTM drive with Mercedes-Benz. Moreover, the Frenchman is the official replacement driver of the Renault Formula 1 team.
|11.02.||Formula 3 rookie driver Nikita Mazepin secures Formula 1 deal|
The Sahara Force India Formula 1 team has secured itself the services of talented Russian driver, Nikita Mazepin. The 16-year-old, who will be making his debut in this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship, will take up the duties of the development driver and will thus make his first steps at the top level in motorsport.
|09.02.||Nick Cassidy completes Prema Powerteam line-up|
New Zealander Nick Cassidy will compete for Prema Powerteam alongside Lance Stroll, Ralf Aron and Maximilian Günther in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The 21-year-old has already raced for the Italian outfit in 2015.
|09.02.||RAVENOL and FIA Formula 3 EC intensify partnership |
RAVENOL has been an official partner of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship since 2014. From the upcoming season, this partnership will be extended. Henceforth, the lubricant manufacturer from Eastern-Westfalia may refer to itself as the ‘Official Lubricant and Car Care Product Partner’ of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
|04.02.||Consolidating and developing the FIA racing ladder|
The training course for drivers in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, held in Paris yesterday was almost a curtain raiser for the 2016 season of championships run by the International Automobile Federation, open to youngsters hoping to make a career in motor sport.
|03.02.||Training course for FIA F3 European Championship drivers in Paris|
The Fédération Internationale de l\\\'Automobile has today gathered the young and hopeful drivers planning on competing in the 2016 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. From this year, it is mandatory for all participants taking part in the series to complete a one-day training course before climbing into the race car for the first time in 2016.
|02.02.||Lance Stroll just misses out on podium finish in Daytona debut|
Canadian Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam) made his debut in the Daytona 24-hour race last weekend. The 17-year-old, who will be taking on his second season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, was classified fifth after his first sports car race. Reigning FIA Formula 3 European Champion Felix Rosenqvist was less fortunate. His team retired before the Swede had turned a wheel in anger.
|02.02.||David Beckmann and Mikkel Jensen take on FIA F3 EC|
He is only 15 years old, but David Beckman already holds a contract to race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport team. Moreover, Mikkel Jensen has extended his contract for another year with kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport and intends to be a title contender in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.