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.
|02.09.||Portimão day 2: Prema pairing the quickest, Russell third |
On the second day of the official FIA Formula 3 European Championship tests at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:41.759 minutes) secured the top position on the time sheets. The Swede, currently second in the championship, was 0.161 seconds faster than his new team-mate, Nick Cassidy (1:41.920 minutes). George Russell (Carlin, 1:41.934 minutes) secured third place at the 4.652-kilometre rollercoaster located in the Algarve hinterlands, thus being the best rookie on day two. Sérgio Sette Câmara (Motopark, 1:41.990 minutes), Markus Pommer (Motopark, 1:41.993) and Callum Ilott (Carlin, 1:42.020) completed the top six.
|01.09.||Lance Stroll the quickest on day one in Portugal |
On the first day of testing at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship young guns were offered the chance of testing on two different track layouts and consequently, there were two different rankings, at the end of the day.
|29.08.||Two days of testing as prelude for the Portuguese premiere |
On the first weekend in September, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to hold its first Portuguese race meeting since it was revived. To be able to prepare for this premiere staged by the 4.653-kilometre Autódromo Internacional do Algarve located not far from Portimão, the teams are offered two official days of testing, held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.
|28.08.||Antonio Giovinazzi to make his DTM debut|
As the sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, excluded Audi driver Timo Scheider from the DTM event at the Moscow Raceway for unsportsmanlike conduct, Audi lined up Antonio Giovinazzi, the current FIA Formula 3 European Championship leader, as replacement for the German.
|27.08.||FIA F3 EC impresses with international starting grid|
Within a short period of time, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship gained the reputation to be a crucial step on the motor racing ladder for the future stars of the sport. In the 2015 season so far, drivers from 19 countries competed in the series, with the five drivers from the UK representing the biggest fraction. And now, the 20th nation is about to join the action.
|02.08.||Hollywood stars witness victory by Antonio Giovinazzi|
Heavy rain at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring dominated proceedings in the 24th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
|01.08.||Felix Rosenqvist wins – Lance Stroll takes first podium|
In the first race of the weekend, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) was still beaten by his team-mate Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam), but he came out on top in the second race at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring.
|01.08.||Jake Dennis stays in front after thrilling finale|
In summerly temperatures at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, 20-year-old Brit Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) scored his fifth season win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.