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.
|23.07.||Let’s meet... John Bryant-Meisner|
Having gathered first experiences in last year’s race meetings at Vallelunga and Hockenheim, Sweden’s John Bryant-Meisner (Fortec Motorsports) is contesting his first full FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, this year. So far, finishing eighth in the Grand Prix de Pau was his best result in the 2014 season.
|16.07.||Let’s meet... Jordan King|
In the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, Briton’s Jordan King (Carlin) proved to be the best rookie. With 21 races of this year’s season contested, he has secured five podiums and holds sixth position in the championship – but still is waiting for his first win.
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon completes his triple victory|
Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) had a perfect weekend at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway. In the 21st race of the season in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year-old Lotus junior driver scored a closely-fought win from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam).
|13.07.||Esteban Ocon celebrates again – second victory in Moscow|
In the second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) continued to improve his track record in Russia.
|12.07.||Esteban Ocon claims further pole positions in Moscow|
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) remains the fastest driver at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway near the Russian capital. In second qualifying of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 17-year old Lotus Formula 1 junior driver claimed pole position for the 20th season round and the best starting grid position for race 21.
|12.07.||Esteban Ocon wins first race in Moscow|
With his sixth victory of the season, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) made his comeback on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship winners podium.
|11.07.||Esteban Ocon unbeatable in Moscow qualifying|
Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam, 1:26.530 minutes) showed the best performance in first qualifying upon the debut of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway. The French Lotus F1 junior driver was 0.619 seconds faster than British driver Jordan King (Carlin, 1:27.149 minutes), who ended up third. King’s compatriot Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:27.341 minutes) and Dutchman Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:27.361 minutes) claimed third and fourth place respectively.
|11.07.||Tom Blomqvist starts Moscow premiere with fastest time|
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship started its first-ever weekend at the 3.931 kilometres long Moscow Raceway with fastest time for Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:26.969 minutes). Antonio Fuoco (Prema Powerteam, 1:27.150 minutes) was classified second, 0.181 seconds down, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam, 1:27.243 minutes) and Jordan King (Carlin, 1:27.345 minutes) occupied third and fourth place respectively.