28.05.2013. William Buller, who contested the first 12 rounds of the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season for ThreeBond with T-Sport, switches with immediate effect to the British squad Fortec Motorsports.
William Buller, an experienced Formula 3 driver, impressed with fastest lap times in the pre-season tests but failed to confirm these performances in the season to date. The best results of the 20-year old who was one of two drivers on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship grid who relied on ThreeBond Nissan engines was his fourth place in the season opener at Monza and the fifth place in the third round of the Silverstone weekend. With four meetings of the season contested, Buller left ThreeBond with T-Sport to return to Team Fortec Motorsports he had already been racing for in the past. Back in 2008, he made his first appearances for Fortec Motorsports in Formula BMW and the Formula Renault Winter Series and in 2011, he contested the British Formula 3 Championship for the British outfit. Now he is going to make his second comeback as driver for Richard Dutton’s squad.
William Buller will drive the Dallara-Mercedes #31 that was raced by Dmitry Suranovich (Fortec Motorsports), at the beginning of the season. The 17-year-old Russian who contested just the season kick-off weekend at Monza, with a 17th place having been his best result, had to retire from the sport for 2013 just days before the Silverstone meeting for health reasons and hopes to come back in 2014. On the third race weekend, at Hockenheim, Formula Renault driver Edward Jones (Fortec Motorsports) made a one-off appearance in the car as guest driver.
|30.03.||In the thick of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship action|
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship does not only provide thrilling motor racing but also – with immediate effect – the unique opportunity to watch the skilled young-guns on their way up the motor-racing ladder at point blank range. From today, an exclusive VIP package for the individual rounds of the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season can be purchased at the championship’s official website, www.fiaf3europe.com/teamlounge. The package owner is not only granted access to paddock and grandstand for the entire event but also to the series hospitality. It is the core of the Formula 3 paddock as it is the meeting place for all the drivers and teams as well as representatives of the organisation, sponsors and media. There, you enjoy your daily motor-racing routine including lunch and supper as well as little snacks and occasional beverages in a relaxed atmosphere. It goes without saying that all the races can be watched on TV, here. So, the VIP package represents the perfect basis for a very special close-to-the-action Formula 3 weekend.
|20.03.||FIA F3 European Championship extends contract with n-tv|
n-tv, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship’s long-time TV partner for the live coverage in Germany, will keep on covering the championship in 2015. This was agreed upon by the managements of the TV station and the planet’s most competitive young-talent series.
|18.03.||Three rookies come out on top |
The second day of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship pre-season tests at Valencia represented an additional challenge for the 34 drivers involved in the action. In the morning session, rain was falling and the tests at the 4.005-kilometre Circuit Ricardo Tormo had to be contested in wet conditions. In the end, nobody was able to out-pace the rookies Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:29.534 minutes), George Russell (Carlin, 1:30.016) and Callum Ilott (Carlin, 1:30.588 minutes). Gustavo Menezes (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:30.645 minutes) was the fastest of the experienced drivers and finished fourth on the time sheets.
|17.03.||Experienced F3 driver Antonio Giovinazzi the quickest|
On the first day of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship pre-season tests at Valencia, the 34 young drivers involved in the tests provided a foretaste of what you may expect to witness in the coming European Championship season. The fastest lap time on the first day of testing at the 4.005-kilometre Circuit Ricardo Tormo was set by Italy’s Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:24.755 minutes), followed by the fastest rookie, George Russell (Carlin, 1:25.005 minutes).
|13.03.||FIA F3 European Championship ready for the pre-season testing |
In four weeks, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship will kick off its new season but the twelve teams already are working flat out on preparing for the first races at Silverstone. In the coming week, a total of 36 drivers will travel to Spain for the traditional pre-season tests at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. On 16th March, the programme features photo shoots and preparations but on 17th and 18th, the greedy young-guns will go out onto the track to prepare themselves and work on their cars, at the 4.005-kilometre circuit.
|09.03.||FIA F3 European Championship powers up for the 2015 season |
Another exciting season will kick off next month with the ambition to take some of the world’s most talented up and coming drivers to the next level of competition as they climb the FIA’s ladder towards Formula One.
|03.03.||Top-class media presence of the FIA F3 European Championship |
In 2014, the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, not only the competiveness level on the grid was once again increased. At the same time, the planet’s most competitive young-driver series also once again upped the ante regarding its media presence. The performances of the fast rookies such as Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) and Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) thrilled both the crowds on site and the TV audience with their exciting battles for points and positions against fast and well established drivers such as Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) or Lucas Auer (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport). Now, following an interim report dealing with the period of time from November 2013 to August 2014 and published in October, 2014, the media data for the entire 2014 season are available.
|01.03.||Pietro Fittipaldi: A famous name to race for Fortec Motorsport|
Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, is going to contest the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The 18-year old Brazilian is going to race a Dallara-Mercedes for Team Fortec Motorsport. By doing so, he follows the footsteps of his grandfather and his uncle Christian Fittipaldi, thus representing the third generation of his family to contest Formula 3 races in Europe.