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.
|27.01.||No luck for Gustavo Menezes in Daytona 24 Hours|
American Gustavo Menezes (Carlin), who will be taking on his second FIA Formula 3 European Championship season in 2015, competed in the Daytona 24-hour race last weekend. Together with his team-mates Chris Cumming, Bruno Junqueira and Jack Hawksworth, he wasn’t particularly lucky as he retired after almost 20 hours due to a technical problem. The quartet was still classified in 36th place.
|23.01.||Signature to run Lotus F1 junior drivers Boccolacci and Albon|
18-year-old Alexander Albon from Thailand and Frenchman Dorian Boccolacci, by two years his junior, will be making their debut in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship behind the wheel of a Dallara-Volkswagen of the Signature team at Silverstone in April. Thus, French team Signature will be running two junior drivers of the Lotus F1 team in the 2015 Formula 3 European Championship.
|22.01.||Antonio Giovinazzi remains loyal to Jagonya Ayam with Carlin|
Italian Antonio Giovinazzi will add another year in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and has his goal set on the title for this season. To achieve this, the 21-year-old extended his contract with the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin team, for which he already raced last year.
|20.01.||Alessio Lorandi follows in Max Verstappen’s footsteps|
Like it did with Max Verstappen in 2014, Van Amersfoort Racing is relying on a talented go-kart graduate this year as well: Italian Alessio Lorandi, only 16 years old, will be competing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with the Dutch team. Prior to Lorandi, team principal Frits van Amersfoort already signed Monegasque rookie driver Charles Leclerc.
|19.01.||Ryan Tveter: Another US-American to contest the FIA F3|
Having already signed the talents Gustavo Menezes and George Russell, Carlin now also secured the services of 20-year old US-American Ryan Tveter. Together with Menezes, he will form a two-man US-team in the Carlin camp.
|16.01.||Charles Leclerc signs Van Amersfoort Racing deal|
17-year old Charles Leclerc, the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Vice-Champion, is going to contest the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The Monegascque will make his debut in the planet’s most competitive young-talent series with the Dutch team Van Amersfoort Racing.
|15.01.||FIA F3 EC teams submitted their pre-registration|
In a few weeks time, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship is going to kick off its 2015 season and the response in the run-up has been outstanding.
|13.01.||Carlin signs 16-year old talent George Russell|
With just one year of car-racing experience under his belt, Briton George Russell dares to advance to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. With the teenager, Team Carlin already announced its second driver for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. Russell will be teamed up with US-American Gustavo Menezes who signed his Carlin deal as early as in late 2014.