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.
|27.04.||Aral continues support of the FIA F3 European Championship|
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship can continue to rely on the support of series partner Aral, this year. All 36 cars on the grid of the world’s most competitive young-driver series will be fuelled with the high-performance fuel Aral Ultimate 102 that also is available at the Aral petrol stations.
|12.04.||Charles Leclerc opens his winning account at Silverstone |
Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) is the winner of the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship season race. Thus, the 17-year-old Monegasque became the second rookie driver to win a race at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit this weekend, with George Russell (Carlin) having won the second race the day before.
|11.04.||Rookie driver George Russell claims maiden Formula 3 race win|
Having only just missed out on a podium finish by finishing fourth in the first FIA Formula 3 European Championship race of the season, George Russell (Carlin) made it onto the top step of the podium a few hours later.
|11.04.||Felix Rosenqvist starts off the new season with victory|
Conditions were anything but easy for the 35 drivers in the first race of the season of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. On a drying track, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) turned out to be unbeatable.
|11.04.||Results of Felix Rosenqvist’s second Qualifying Session deleted|
Felix Rosenqvist’s (Prema Powerteam) excitement about his fastest times achieved in the second Qualifying lasted only briefly, as the Swede’s results were deleted from the time sheets due to the fact that the dimensions of his Dallara’s bodywork was not in conformity with the Technical Regulations.
|10.04.||Felix Rosenqvist three times on pole position|
Also in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, nobody was faster than Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam). The Swede, who had already set the fastest time in first qualifying, was 0.061 seconds faster than the best-placed rookie, Charles Leclerc.
|10.04.||Felix Rosenqvist claims first pole position of the year|
Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.007 minutes) claimed the first pole position of the new FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.
|10.04.||Brandon Maïsano the first driver to set a fastest time this year|
Brandon Maïsano (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.677 minutes) set the first fastest time of the new FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. At the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, the Frenchman was 0,066 seconds faster than his team-mate Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.743 minutes).