Tag Archive: Marco Wittmann

May 10

This weekend, the Southern-French city of Pau will be the venue of the third and fourth rounds of the new FIA European Formula 3 Championship

GP de Pau: Who will be the successor of Marco Wittmann?

Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam)F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesThe majority of the drivers racing in this year’s Formula 3 Euro Series have opted for also contesting the 71st Grand Prix de Pau. In 2011, that year’s Formula 3 Euro Series Marco Wittmann driver won the race at the partly tight and extremely selective street circuit located at the foot of the Pyrenees, thus giving the French Team Signature a highly acclaimed home win.

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Dec 05

Grosjean to test BMW’s DTM car this week

DTM is apparently at the top of the list should Romain Grosjean’s bid to return to formula one in 2012 not work out.

Romain Grosjean 2011-12-02DTM logoThe Swiss born Frenchman and new GP2 champion is hoping to move up from the reserve and occasional ‘Friday’ role to become Kimi Raikkonen’s race teammate at Lotus in 2012.

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Nov 20

Macau victory for Daniel Juncadella

Today, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) celebrated the biggest victory of his motorsport career to date.  

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesAt the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit, the Spaniard won the 58th Macau Grand Prix, one of the world’s most prestigious Formula 3 races. After an action-packed race, Marco Wittmann (Signature) finished third behind Felipe Nasr (Carlin). Thus, a driver from the Formula 3 Euro Series wins the race in the former Portuguese colony for the third year in a row.

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Nov 19

Victory for Marco Wittmann in Macau qualification race

Starting from pole position, Marco Wittmann only had to battle for his position in the first run up to the Lisboa corner

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesMarco Wittmann (Signature) has won the qualification race for the 58th Macau Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday at 15.30 h local time (8.30 h CET). At the 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, the German Euro Series’ driver finished ahead of Felipe Nasr (Carlin) and Formula 3 Euro Series’ Champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam), who finished second and third respectively. Six drivers from the Formula 3 Euro Series scored a top ten finish.

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Nov 18

Front row of the grid for Marco Wittmann and Roberto Merhi

58th Macau Grand Prix qualifying report

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesIn second qualifying for the 58th Macau Grand Prix, that took place in dry conditions, Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:12.790 minutes) came out on top. This year’s runner-up of the Formula 3 Euro Series only came to the fore in the final seconds of a thrilling qualifying session, toppling Euro Series’ champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:12.854 minutes), who ended up second. At the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit in the former Portuguese colony, the two Formula 3 Euro Series’ drivers were separated by only 0.064 seconds.

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Nov 17

Fastest time for Roberto Merhi in first qualifying

Roberto Merhi already moved up to the top of the time sheets at the start of the first qualifying session.

Macau-GPF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:28.860 minutes), the reigning Formula 3 Euro Series champion, showed off his skills in first qualifying for the 58th Macau Grand Prix. At the rain-soaked 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, the Spaniard set the fastest time from Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:30.535 minutes) and Felipe Nasr (Carlin, 2:30.639 minutes).

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Nov 03

Season stats confirm Roberto Merhi’s dominance

In the end, there was just one statistic where he didn’t prevail

F3 - Valencia - Roberto MerhiF3 - Roberto Merhi - Paul RicardRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) did not only win the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series title but also secured the top position in nearly every season statistic: He won more races than anybody else, secured more podiums than any other driver, clinched the biggest number of poles for the first and the third races – and the biggest number of fastest race laps also was set by the Prema driver.

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Oct 23

Marco Wittmann claims runner-up spot

Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) completed the best season of his motorsport career to date with a victory.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergIn the Formula 3 Euro Series finale at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the already-crowned champion from Spain won from the best rookie Nigel Melker (Mücke Motorsport) and Daniel Juncadella (Mücke Motorsport).

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Oct 22

Maiden season victory for Felix Rosenqvist

“I am happy to have won my first race in the Formula 3 Euro Series” – Rosenqvist

Hockenheimring Baden-WürttembergF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesMasters winner Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) had to wait a long time before he could finally celebrate a victory in the Formula 3 Euro Series as well. In the 26th season round at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, he took the chequered flag in first place. Champion Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) came home second ahead of Daniel Abt (Signature).

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Oct 22

Roberto Merhi continues winning – teams’ title for Prema

“My start was one of the best of the year” – Merhi

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHockenheimring Baden-WürttembergRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) won the 25th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport), celebrating his tenth victory of the season. Moreover, he helped his Prema Powerteam win this year’s teams’ title.

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Oct 21

Champion Merhi fastest, rookie Sainz third

Although he is already champion, Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 1:31.693 minutes) didn’t let go in the finale.

F3 - Spa - Roberto MerhiF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesIn Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at Hockenheim, he drove the fastest race lap. Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 1:31.783 minutes) was only 0.09 seconds slower at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. Novice Carlos Sainz jr. (Signature, 1:32.022 minutes) surprised by ending up third in his maiden Euro Series qualifying ahead of Daniel Abt (Signature, 1:32.126 minutes).

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Oct 20

Wittmann, Juncadella and Melker to battle it out for second place

Farewell Kumho – new tyre and series partner from 2012

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesKumho Tyres logoRoberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) may look forward to a relaxed season finale as he can contest the final rounds of the 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season at the 4.574-kilometre Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg without having to cope with any pressure: after all, the Spaniard succeeded in winning the title as early as on the penultimate race weekend of the season, at Valencia.

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Sep 11

Signature driver Wittmann strikes back

Marco Wittmann (Signature) was victorious in the third Formula 3 Euro Series race at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone circuit.

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSilverstone logoIn spite of a drive through penalty for jumping the start, points’ leader Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) still to the chequered flag in second place. Carlos Muñoz (Signature) ended up third in the race that had many entertaining position fights. With six races remaining, Merhi’s advantage in the drivers’ standings is 76 points, Wittmann has moved up into second place again.

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Aug 14

Felix Rosenqvist wins RTL GP Masters of Formula 3

Roberto Merhi secured an early title in the new FIA Formula 3 International Trophy

Circuit Park Zandvoort logoF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesAt the 4.307 kilometres long track at Zandvoort in The Netherlands, Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) scored the biggest success of his motorsport career to date: he won the prestigious RTL GP Masters of Formula 3.

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Aug 05

Fastest qualifying time for Daniel Juncadella

“Now, my goal is to score two wins, because I need many points.”

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesNurburgring logoIn Formula 3 Euro Series qualifying at the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring sprint circuit, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam, 1:22.675 minutes) claimed first place.

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Aug 04

Ambitious title rivals on the hunt for championship leader Merhi

F3 series moving to to the Eifel region

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesF3 - Spielberg - Roberto MerhiThis weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series young guns are going to battle it out for points, positions and race wins at the short layout (3.629 kilometres) of the Nürburgring’s Grand Prix circuit.

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Jul 30

Roberto Merhi also dominates second FIA Trophy race at Spa

“It was an almost perfect weekend.” – Roberto Merhi

Spa-FrancorchampsF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesHaving already won the first FIA Formula 3 International Trophy race at the 7.004 kilometres long Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) was also unbeatable in the second race. At the finish, he had a margin of over 23 seconds over Marco Wittmann (Signature). Laurens Vanthoor (Signature) ended up fourth behind William Buller (Fortec Motorsport).

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Jul 29

A dominant victory for Roberto Merhi at Spa

“Of course, I am very happy with this victory at Spa.”

Spa-FrancorchampsF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesSpaniard Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) has won the fourth season round of the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy. The points’ leader scored an undisputed lights-to-flag victory from William Buller (Fortec Motorsport) and Jazeman Jaafar (Carlin).

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Jul 29

Two pole positons for Roberto Merhi

Merhi begins strongly in Spa

F3 - Spa - Roberto MerhiF3 Formula 3 EuroseriesFormula 3 Euro Series drivers dominated proceedings in qualifying for the FIA Formula 3 International Trophy at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Euro Series’ points’ leader Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam, 2:17.438 minutes) set the fastest lap time at the 7.004 kilometres long Grand Prix circuit, followed by Marko Asmer (Double R, 2:18.502 minutes) and Marco Wittmann (Signature, 2:18.800 minutes).

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Jul 03

Second Norisring victory for Marco Wittmann

Formula 3 Euro Series Norisring race 3 report

F3 Formula 3 EuroseriesStreckenplan 2011Marco Wittmann (Signature) decided the 15th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring in his favour. On a wet track, the 21-year old scored a lights-to-flag win and thus moved up to second place in the drivers’ standings. Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam) finished second, but remains the Formula 3 Euro Series points’ leader. His margin over Wittmann is currently 31 points. Daniel Abt (Signature) took the flag in third place.

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