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.
|12.04.||Charles Leclerc opens his winning account at Silverstone |
Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) is the winner of the third FIA Formula 3 European Championship season race. Thus, the 17-year-old Monegasque became the second rookie driver to win a race at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit this weekend, with George Russell (Carlin) having won the second race the day before.
|11.04.||Rookie driver George Russell claims maiden Formula 3 race win|
Having only just missed out on a podium finish by finishing fourth in the first FIA Formula 3 European Championship race of the season, George Russell (Carlin) made it onto the top step of the podium a few hours later.
|11.04.||Felix Rosenqvist starts off the new season with victory|
Conditions were anything but easy for the 35 drivers in the first race of the season of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. On a drying track, Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam) turned out to be unbeatable.
|11.04.||Results of Felix Rosenqvist’s second Qualifying Session deleted|
Felix Rosenqvist’s (Prema Powerteam) excitement about his fastest times achieved in the second Qualifying lasted only briefly, as the Swede’s results were deleted from the time sheets due to the fact that the dimensions of his Dallara’s bodywork was not in conformity with the Technical Regulations.
|10.04.||Felix Rosenqvist three times on pole position|
Also in second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, nobody was faster than Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam). The Swede, who had already set the fastest time in first qualifying, was 0.061 seconds faster than the best-placed rookie, Charles Leclerc.
|10.04.||Felix Rosenqvist claims first pole position of the year|
Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.007 minutes) claimed the first pole position of the new FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.
|10.04.||Brandon Maïsano the first driver to set a fastest time this year|
Brandon Maïsano (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.677 minutes) set the first fastest time of the new FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. At the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, the Frenchman was 0,066 seconds faster than his team-mate Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam, 1:51.743 minutes).
|09.04.||Cooperation with Eurosport extended|
In 2014, Eurosport successfully launched the magazine dealing with the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and now, the mag is going to enter its second season. In the 30-minute programme that is broadcasted two days after the respective race weekend, Eurosport does not only cover every single race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship but also provides interesting glances behind the curtains of the planet’s most competitive young-driver series.