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.
|28.11.||Stroll selected for Williams Young Driver Development Programme|
Formula 1 Team Williams Martini Racing has appointed the Canadian driver Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam) as member of their Young Driver Development Programme. For Stroll, this deal represents another step on the way to making his dream of becoming a Formula One driver come true. In his first season of participating in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year old finished fifth and in 2016, he wants – in addition to executing his duties as Williams development driver – to try to win the FIA Formula 3 European Championship trophy.
|26.11.||FIA announces nominees for 2015 Action of the Year award|
For the 2015 FIA Action of the Year award, motor sport fans around the world can watch and vote for their favourite action from the FIA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Championships this year. The clip nominated for FIA F3 European Championship competes against videos from Formula 1, WRC, ERC, WEC, WTCC, World RX, Formula E and Karting.
|24.11.||Season review: Carlin|
The British Carlin squad contested the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season with three Dallara-Volkswagen single-seaters that were raced by the two rookies George Russell and Callum Ilott as well as Tatiana Calderón. With a race win, 17-year old Briton George Russell secured the team’s best result.
|22.11.||Super Swede: Felix Rosenqvist doubles up in Macau|
Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam) crowned an already great season, in which he won the FIA Formula 3 European Championship title, in perfect style by winning the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix – FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup. With victory in the race, covering 15 laps of the 6.120 kilometres long Guia Circuit on the streets of Macau, Rosenqvist doubled up after his success from the previous year, becoming only the second back-to-back Macau Grand Prix winner in the Formula 3 era after Edoardo Mortara in 2009/2010. “It gets better every time, I guess,” Rosenqvist said after the finish. The best-placed Macau rookie, Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) shone with some spectacular overtaking manoeuvres and also led the race, but eventually had to make do with second place. Brit Alexander Sims (Double R Racing) finished in third place.
|21.11.||First job completed: Felix Rosenqvist wins qualification race|
Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam) has made the first step towards his goal for this weekend of winning the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup in Macau for the second consecutive time. In the qualification race on Saturday afternoon, covering a distance of ten laps of the 6.120 kilometres long Guia street circuit in Macau, the Swede was second across the line, but was handed victory as Italian Antonio Giovinazzi (Carlin with LC8.com) incurred a 20 seconds’ time penalty as a drive-through substitute for having caused a collision on the opening lap.
|20.11.||Felix Rosenqvist claims pole for Macau qualification race|
Repeating his pole-winning performance from last year, Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam, 2:10.474 minutes) ended up fastest in qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix – FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup. With a time of 2:10.474 minutes, the Swede, defending Macau champion, set the fastest time of the weekend so far around the 6.120 kilometres long Guia street circuit in Macau.
|19.11.||Rosenqvist tops the time sheets of first Qualifying|
28 drivers with 18 different nationalities, representing 13 teams from seven countries, with four different engine brands have assembled in Macau for this weekend’s FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, the undisputed highlight of the 62nd running of the Macau Grand Prix weekend.
|17.11.||Macau GP grid features a big proportion of FIA F3 EC drivers|
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship will be represented by 23 drivers on the Macau GP grid. One of them is the new FIA Formula 3 European Champion, Felix Rosenqvist (SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam), who already won the 2014 edition of the prestigious event. The most important Formula 3 race in the world will be contested on 22nd November in the former Portuguese colony Macau, located a one-hour ferry trip from Hong Kong.