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.
|01.08.||Esteban Ocon secures first place on the grid in Styria|
At the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring, rookie driver Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) claimed his twelfth pole position in the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with a lap time of 1:24.856 minutes.
|01.08.||Antonio Giovinazzi ahead of rookie driver Ocon and Dennis|
Italian Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:25.347 minutes) ended up fastest at the start of the eighth FIA Formula 3 European Championship race weekend.
|30.07.||Lucas Auer determined to shine in his home races at Spielberg|
Following the debut appearance at Russia’s Moscow Raceway, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship returns to well-known terrain, now: Styria’s 4.326-kilometre Red Bull Ring will stage the races 22, 23 and 24 of the 2014 season.
|23.07.||Let’s meet... John Bryant-Meisner|
Having gathered first experiences in last year’s race meetings at Vallelunga and Hockenheim, Sweden’s John Bryant-Meisner (Fortec Motorsports) is contesting his first full FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, this year. So far, finishing eighth in the Grand Prix de Pau was his best result in the 2014 season.
|16.07.||Let’s meet... Jordan King|
In the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, Briton’s Jordan King (Carlin) proved to be the best rookie. With 21 races of this year’s season contested, he has secured five podiums and holds sixth position in the championship – but still is waiting for his first win.
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon completes his triple victory|
Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) had a perfect weekend at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway. In the 21st race of the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year-old Lotus junior driver scored a closely-fought win from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam).
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon celebrates again – second victory in Moscow|
In the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) continued to improve his track record in Russia.
|12.07.||Esteban Ocon claims further pole positions in Moscow|
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) remains the fastest driver at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway near the Russian capital. In second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year old Lotus Formula 1 junior driver claimed pole position for the 20th season round and the best starting grid position for race 21.