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.
|04.09.||Two Brits up front in Portimão free practice|
British driver Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:42.101 minutes) set the fastest lap time in free practice of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 4.684 kilometres long Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.
|03.09.||FIA Formula 3 European Championship to make its Portugal debut|
On the first weekend in September, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to make its debut appearance in Portugal since the series’ revival in 2010. The 4.684-kilometre Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, located a few kilometres upcountry between Portimão and Lagos, will stage the next round of the three-way battle for the title.
|02.09.||Portimão day 2: Prema pairing the quickest, Russell third |
On the second day of the official FIA Formula 3 European Championship tests at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:41.759 minutes) secured the top position on the time sheets. The Swede, currently second in the championship, was 0.161 seconds faster than his new team-mate, Nick Cassidy (1:41.920 minutes). George Russell (Carlin, 1:41.934 minutes) secured third place at the 4.652-kilometre rollercoaster located in the Algarve hinterlands, thus being the best rookie on day two. Sérgio Sette Câmara (Motopark, 1:41.990 minutes), Markus Pommer (Motopark, 1:41.993) and Callum Ilott (Carlin, 1:42.020) completed the top six.
|01.09.||Lance Stroll the quickest on day one in Portugal |
On the first day of testing at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship young guns were offered the chance of testing on two different track layouts and consequently, there were two different rankings, at the end of the day.
|29.08.||Two days of testing as prelude for the Portuguese premiere |
On the first weekend in September, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to hold its first Portuguese race meeting since it was revived. To be able to prepare for this premiere staged by the 4.653-kilometre Autódromo Internacional do Algarve located not far from Portimão, the teams are offered two official days of testing, held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.
|28.08.||Antonio Giovinazzi to make his DTM debut|
As the sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, excluded Audi driver Timo Scheider from the DTM event at the Moscow Raceway for unsportsmanlike conduct, Audi lined up Antonio Giovinazzi, the current FIA Formula 3 European Championship leader, as replacement for the German.
|27.08.||FIA F3 EC impresses with international starting grid|
Within a short period of time, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship gained the reputation to be a crucial step on the motor racing ladder for the future stars of the sport. In the 2015 season so far, drivers from 19 countries competed in the series, with the five drivers from the UK representing the biggest fraction. And now, the 20th nation is about to join the action.
|02.08.||Hollywood stars witness victory by Antonio Giovinazzi|
Heavy rain at the 4.326 kilometres long Red Bull Ring dominated proceedings in the 24th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.