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.
|27.01.||No luck for Gustavo Menezes in Daytona 24 Hours|
American Gustavo Menezes (Carlin), who will be taking on his second FIA Formula 3 European Championship season in 2015, competed in the Daytona 24-hour race last weekend. Together with his team-mates Chris Cumming, Bruno Junqueira and Jack Hawksworth, he wasn’t particularly lucky as he retired after almost 20 hours due to a technical problem. The quartet was still classified in 36th place.
|23.01.||Signature to run Lotus F1 junior drivers Boccolacci and Albon|
18-year-old Alexander Albon from Thailand and Frenchman Dorian Boccolacci, by two years his junior, will be making their debut in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship behind the wheel of a Dallara-Volkswagen of the Signature team at Silverstone in April. Thus, French team Signature will be running two junior drivers of the Lotus F1 team in the 2015 Formula 3 European Championship.
|22.01.||Antonio Giovinazzi remains loyal to Jagonya Ayam with Carlin|
Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will add another year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and has his goal set on the title for this season. To achieve this, the 21-year-old extended his contract with the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin team, for which he already raced last year.
|20.01.||Alessio Lorandi follows in Max Verstappen’s footsteps|
Like it did with Max Verstappen in 2014, Van Amersfoort Racing is relying on a talented go-kart graduate this year as well: Italian Alessio Lorandi, only 16 years old, will be competing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the Dutch team. Prior to Lorandi, team principal Frits van Amersfoort already signed Monegasque rookie driver Charles Leclerc.
|19.01.||Ryan Tveter: Another US-American to contest the FIA F3|
Having already signed the talents Gustavo Menezes and George Russell, Carlin now also secured the services of 20-year old US-American Ryan Tveter. Together with Menezes, he will form a two-man US-team in the Carlin camp.
|16.01.||Charles Leclerc signs Van Amersfoort Racing deal|
17-year old Charles Leclerc, the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Vice-Champion, is going to contest the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The Monegascque will make his debut in the planet’s most competitive young-talent series with the Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing.
|15.01.||FIA F3 EC teams submitted their pre-registration|
In a few weeks time, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to kick off its 2015 season and the response in the run-up has been outstanding.
|13.01.||Carlin signs 16-year old talent George Russell|
With just one year of car-racing experience under his belt, Briton George Russell dares to advance to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. With the teenager, Team Carlin already announced its second driver for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. Russell will be teamed up with US-American Gustavo Menezes who signed his Carlin deal as early as in late 2014.