“It would have to make sense for the Mercedes brand.”
A top-class entry from 14 countries
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship has attracted a fully subscribed entry with 30 cars representing 12 teams. These young motor sport hopefuls will go head-to-head all over Europe in the 10 events on the calendar with three races per meeting. And the reward? A test in a Scuderia Ferrari F1 car, but above all the determination to make the most of this opportunity to show off their talent in a field that combines both quality and quantity.
Andrea Roda is the first confirmed driver for the 2013 Auto GP
The Como-based 22-year-old racer signed with Virtuosi UK and will join the series’ grid from the opening round of the season, scheduled for the next 24th of March. The team, managed by Andy Roche, had lined-up Andrea during the collective test at Barcelona, displaying great control skills and improving his laptimes throughout his maiden runs on the 540-horsepower machinery.
In the 2013 season, the race calendar of the planet’s most competitive young-gun series will comprise 10 race weekends in six European countries.
The season will be kicked off as early as on 23 and 24 March in Italy, with the season finale (26-27 October) being held in France. The hopeful Formula 3 talents will race in the support programme of WTCC, WEC and DTM races at tradition-rich motor-racing venues that always are attended by big crowds.
After more than 22 years as Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Daimler AG Vice President Norbert Haug will conclude his career at the end of 2012.
His contract will come to an end by mutual agreement with the Board of Management. Preparations for the forthcoming season continue as planned. Norbert Haug has led the Motorsport division of Mercedes-Benz since 1 October 1990. In that time, Mercedes-Benz and its partners won six Formula One world championship titles and took 87 Formula One victories.
Macau Grand Prix: Juncadella vs. the rest of the world
In the recent past, the races held in the former colony located on the South China Sea were dominated by Formula 3 Euro Series drivers: in 2009 and 2010, the prestigious event was won by Edoardo Mortara and last year, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) took the chequered flag as race winner.
Teen racer joins rookie shortlist alongside F1 stars
FIA Formula Two Championship runner-up Mathéo Tuscher has been nominated as Rookie of the Year for the prestigious Autosport Awards. His name appears alongside Formula 1 drivers Romain Grosjean, Charles Pic, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne, as well as drivers from Indycar, GP2, Formula Renault 3.5 and Formula 3.
Champion’s portrait: Daniel Juncadella
After the first two races of the weekend, things got tense again, but eventually, the favourite prevailed: for Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam), a fourth-place finish at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg was enough to secure the Formula 3 Euro Series’ title.
The GP3 Series is back from a short break that followed the last round of the 2012 schedule at Monza.
Team and drivers will be on-track on the 24th and 25th of October at the Spanish venue of Jerez for a 2-day test session. Trident Racing will have a great chance to work with two young drivers that the team have been following lately, 18-year-old Emanuele Zonzini from San Marino and South African Roman De Beer, who turned 18 just a few days ago.
Series launched at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai
The true test of man and machine is in his pursuit of excellence. The MRF Challenge 2012 will put a spring in the step of young racing drivers across the globe. On 24th August 2012, the residents of Chennai witnessed the birth of a motorsport series like no other. India finally has its chance to shine in the International motorsport arena.
At the the short 3.629-kilometre version of Nürburgring’s Grand Prix circuit
Following a seven-week break, the Formula 3 Euro Series teams and drivers are going to kick off the second half of their season in the Eifel. Nonetheless, this break didn’t mean that they haven’t been racing for seven weeks.
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