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.
|17.05.||Italian Antonio Giovinazzi wins Grand Prix de Pau|
In a thrilling Grand Prix de Pau, Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) came out on top at the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit at the foot of the Pyrenees.
|16.05.||Dennis also takes victory in second race at Pau|
Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) also claimed victory in the second race at the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit in the city of Pau, marked by entertaining action.
|16.05.||Jake Dennis scores his maiden Formula 3 race win|
In the seventh FIA Formula 3 European Championship season race, nobody was faster than Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam), who scored his maiden race win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in the streets of Pau.
|15.05.||Two further pole positions for Jake Dennis|
|15.05.||Hockenheim: Markus Pommer excluded from results|
A fortnight later, the fourth race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season at the Hockenheimring had an epilogue for Markus Pommer (Motopark). Analyses of the fuel samples revealed that his fuel in first qualifying did not match the submitted reference fuel.
|15.05.||Jakes Dennis makes his mark – Brit claims pole position|
At the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit of Pau in the south of France, British driver Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:21.795 minutes) was unbeatable in first qualifying and claimed pole position for the seventh race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.
|15.05.||Van Amersfoort Racing dominates Pau free practice|
The start of the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship race meeting turned into a special challenge for the 34 young drivers, because at times, heavy rain fell over the 2.76 kilometres long street circuit in Pau.
|14.05.||FIA F3 European Champion Esteban Ocon tests for Force India|
Esteban Ocon, the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Champion, was offered a very special opportunity this week. The 18-year old Frenchman had the chance to test the Sahara Force India Team’s Formula 1 car for a day. And he delivered in fine style in the test held at Barcelona’s GP circuit.