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.
|25.02.||Fast girl racer Tatiana Calderón switches to Carlin |
In the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, Tatiana Calderón delivered in convincing style and in the end, the only woman on the grid of the series had scored a total of 29 points and finished 15th in the Championship. Now, the Colombian is going to contest her third season on the grid of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and represent the colours of British Team Carlin, this year.
|24.02.||Motopark-Cockpit for Sérgio Sette Câmara|
Having already signed Scotland’s Sam MacLeod, the German Markus Pommer and India’s Mahaveer Raghunathan, FIA Formula 3 European Championship newcomers Motopark now announced that Brazilian Sérgio Sette Câmara also is going to contest the 2015 season for the German squad.
|23.02.||Felix Rosenqvist makes another title assault|
Sweden’s Felix Rosenqvist will make another effort to win the FIA Formula 3 European Championship title, this year. To do so, the 23-year old who already won the Masters of Formula 3 and the Macau Grand Prix joined the Prema Powerteam.
|20.02.||Brandon Maisano lands third Prema seat|
Prema Powerteam, the outfit that won last year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship title with Esteban Ocon, will again be running a car for a French driver this season. 21-year-old Brandon Maisano secured one of the Dallara-Mercedes cars of the Italian team and will be competing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, together with Jake Dennis and Lance Stroll, his team-mates who have been confirmed so far.
|18.02.||Markus Pommer and Mahaveer Raghunathan to join Motopark|
FIA Formula 3 European Championship newcomers Team Motopark have announced the signing of another two drivers: Markus Pommer and Mahaveer Raghunathan. The 24-year old German won the German ATS Formula 3 Cup, last year, and his only 16-year old future Indian team-mate contested the 2014 Italian Formula 4 season.
|17.02.||Carlin to run new Red Bull Junior driver Callum Ilott|
The last few days were full of joy for Callum Ilott, only 16 years old: first, he was taken onboard the Red Bull Junior Team and then he signed a contract with British team Carlin to compete in this year’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
|12.02.||Prema Powerteam to race with rookie driver Lance Stroll|
After his dominant title win in last year’s Italian Formula 4 series, Lance Stroll is now gearing up for his next step: the debut in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The 16-year-old Canadian signed a contract with the Prema Powerteam, the outfit that won the teams’ title in last season’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship for the second year in a row and, with Frenchman Esteban Ocon, also ran the European champion and the best rookie of the year.
|05.02.||Newcomers Motopark sign Scot Sam MacLeod|
Last year, they were still rivals in the German ATS Formula 3 Cup, but now, the Motopark team and Scottish driver Sam MacLeod have joined forces to take on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship as newcomers.