Tag Archive: British F3

Jan 28

Sainz jr moves even closer to F1 future

Carlos Sainz jr, now the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme, is excited about 2013.

Carlos Sainz JrMW Arden logoSpain’s El Confidential reports that the 18-year-old Spaniard – the son of the famous former world rally champion – has been signed by Christian Horner and Mark Webber’s GP3 team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 10

Pietro Fantin signs with Arden Caterham for 2013 Season

Arden Caterham driver announcement

Arden Caterham logoPietro FantinArden’s World Series team Arden Caterham is very happy to announce Pietro Fantin will be joining the team for the World Series by Renault 2013 Season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 27

Caterham Racing announce 2012 driver line-up

“I am genuinely very pleased about our line up for 2012″ – Nino Judge

Caterham Racing logo GP2 Series MediaCaterham Racing is pleased to announce Giedo van der Garde and Rodolfo Gonzalez will join forces with the team this year for the much anticipated 2012 GP2 championship. Giedo Van der Garde, who tested for Caterham F1 Team in Jerez earlier this month, had his first taste of Formula One in 2007 when he was test driver for Spyker F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Campos confirms Snegirev, Regalia and Cipriani

“I’m really happy to be in the Championship with Campos Racing” -Max Snegirev

Auto GP World Series AutoGP - Adrian Campos JrAfter a fruitful day of testing in Estoril last Sunday, with all their three cars on track, Campos Racing confirmed their complete line-up for the 2012 Auto GP World Series. The team managed by former F1 driver Adrian Campos confirmed that Facundo Regalia, announced back in December, will be joined by Russian Max Snegirev and Italian Giuseppe Cipriani. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 16

Felipe Nasr joins DAMS

“I’m really delighted to welcome Felipe to the DAMS team” – Jean-Paul Driot

Dams - Felipe Nasr 01Dams - Felipe Nasr 03The aim of the DAMS team is to pursue the success it enjoyed in a particularly fruitful 2011 season, and the French team has given itself the weapons to do so. After Davide Valsecchi, the ideal team leader, it has just signed the very promising Brazilian, Felipe Nasr, creating a particularly complementary duo. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Sainz Jr races under Red Bull spotlight

That youngster is Carlos Sainz Jr, the 17-year-old son of the Spanish world rally legend.

Carlos Sainz JrRed Bull JuniorWith Red Bull juniors Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne stepping up for 2012, the spotlight is set to fall on the energy drink company’s next young hopeful.

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Sep 29

Chandhok lost 26kg to chase F1 dream

Karun Chandhok is today a shadow of the boy who a decade ago dreamed of emulating his heroes.

2010-06-13_00442011-07-24 - Team Lotus - Germany - Karun Chandhok 01On a trip to Delhi this week, he revealed to the Daily Pioneer that when he left high school he peaked at 96 kilograms. “I was told that if I wanted to race I had to lose weight in order to first fit in the car,” said Chandhok, who as Team Lotus’ reserve driver is tipped to contest India’s inaugural grand prix late next month.

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Sep 24

Racing Engineering to test three drivers at Jerez next week.

Two days of test in Jerez

GP2 - Racing Engineering - Christian VietorisRacing EngineeringAlthough the 2011 Series finished two weeks ago at Monza, the GP2 teams are not resting and they will all be meeting again at the Spanish track of Jerez on the 28th and 29th of this month for an official test session to give the teams an opportunity to test new and up-and-coming drivers.

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Mar 03

Top Ten for Buller in Rockingham test

One of the most promising young drivers in British motorsport

Rockingham logoWilliam Buller RockinghamNorthern Irish racer William Buller has kick-started his Cooper Tires British F3 International Series campaign in earnest after taking part in two days of official testing at Rockingham.

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Dec 17

Juan Pablo Garcia joins Jensen Motorsport

For 2011 Firestone Indy Lights season

Jensen Motorsports logoJuan Pablo Garcia portraitlJensen MotorSport is pleased to announce that veteran Mexican race car driver Juan Pablo Garcia has joined our team for the 2011 Firestone Indy Lights Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Vergne has future in F1 – Marko

“What we want now is another driver into F1 who can win”

Jean Eric Vergne2010-10-24 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Jaime Alguersuari 03Jean-Eric Vergne has a future in formula one, Red Bull’s driver development chief Dr Helmut Marko insists. The spotlight at present is on Daniel Ricciardo, the young Australian who is at the pinnacle of Red Bull’s junior driver programme and tipped to enter F1 next year with Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Raikkonen sells F3 team

Kimi Raikkonen and his managers have sold their stakes in the British F3 team Raikkonen Robertson Racing.

The Woking based team will be renamed Double R Racing after Anthony Hieatt took over from the 2007 world champion and his managers Steve and David Robertson, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Report – Vergne to be Red Bull reserve in 2011

Red Bull’s current third driver is 21-year-old Daniel Ricciardo

Jean Eric Vergne 22010-11-06 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 6Jean Eric Vergne has emerged as the leading contender to become Red Bull’s F1 reserve driver in 2011. The 20-year-old Frenchman this year replaced the energy drink company’s ousted junior driver Brendon Hartley, and he said in August he is becoming “more and more” involved in the F1 programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Force India announces young driver test line-up (updated)

Yelmer Buurman and Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa will share driving duties of the VJM03

2010-11-06 - Force India F1 Team - Vitantonio Liuzzi 62010-11-06 - Force India F1 Team - Adrian Sutil 5The Force India F1 Team today announced its driver line-up for the young driver test on 16 and 17 November 2010 at the Yas Marina circuit, Abu Dhabi. Dutchman Yelmer Buurman and Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa will share driving duties of the VJM03 with test and reserve driver Paul di Resta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Sam Bird to drive for Mercedes GP Petronas at young driver test

“Sam has done an impressive job in the GP2 Series during his first season”  – Ross Brawn

Sam Bird2010-10-23 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 02MERCEDES GP PETRONAS is pleased to confirm that Sam Bird will drive for the team at the Young Driver test days to be held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Álvaro Parente and Nelson Piquet JR. together in the Open GT

We announced this race six months ago and I’m really excited that now the weekend is finally here!

Nelson Piquet Jr. - Alvaro ParenteNelson Piquet Jr. on trackThe last Open GT championship event played in Barcelona on 29-31 October will feature one of the best team of young drivers of the moment, consisted of Alvaro Parente and Nelson Piquet Jr at the wheel of a Ferrari 430 GT2 from Aurora Racing Team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Female DTM driver Stoddart wants F1 test

“I dream about formula one” – Stoddart

Susie Stoddart portrait 001Susie Stoddart MercedesSusie Stoddart has revealed she would like a formula one team to give her the opportunity of a proper track test. The 27-year-old Scottish driver, whose partner is the Williams co-owner Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff, currently races a Mercedes in the German touring car series DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

Webber kept Indycar leader Power’s racing dream alive

Mark Webber helped keep a fellow Australian’s racing career alive.

2010-08-01 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber 829-year-old Will Power, who tested a Minardi late in 2004, hit had hit rock-bottom earlier that year. He met the then Jaguar driver Webber at Silverstone in 2004, where Power was sitting out the British F3 race after running out of sponsorship money. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Red Bull drops F1 reserve Hartley – reports

Frenchman Jean Eric Vergne to be the replacement

2010-05-30 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Brendon HartleyBrendon Hartley’s management has declined to confirm reports the 20-year-old New Zealander has been axed by Red Bull. Alongside Daniel Ricciardo in 2010, Hartley was the energy drink company’s joint formula one reserve driver, and recently attended the British grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Tester Bottas must win races for Williams future

Williams to keep Barrichello as driver market stalls

2010-06-11_0854Williams’ new test driver must start winning races if he is to progress further in formula one. That is the admission of the Grove based team’s technical director Sam Michael, referring to Williams’ 2010 test and reserve driver Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Lola at Le Mans: 5 day countdown!‏ (+photos)

Jonathan Kennard’s Le Mans dream comes true

Jonathan Kennard takes part in hhis first Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend after signing a late deal to drive for the Kruse Schiller Motorsport team. Here, the former British F3 race winner talks to lola-group.com about his Le Mans dream coming true. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Two teens get boost on road to F1

Two promising teenagers have stepped up a gear in their drive to reach formula one.

Brazilian Felipe Nasr, 17, has been signed by Robertson Management, the company run by father and son Dave and Steve Robertson who moved eventual champions Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen onto the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Alguersuari’s biggest worry is fitness

Otherwise, Alguersuari is not overly worried

2009-07-22 - Jaime Alguersuari - 7125Jaime Alguersuari, the youngest ever rookie in formula one, has revealed that his biggest worry for his debut race this weekend is his physical condition. “The most difficult thing will be the fitness,” said the teenage Spaniard, who has replaced the ousted Sebastien Bourdais at Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Alguersuari admits 2009 F1 debut ‘possible’

Reigning British F3 champion

Jaime Alguersuari’s formula one debut could occur earlier than 2010, according to the latest speculation in Spain.

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Jun 17

Philip Major joins Carlin Motorsport for British F3

Canadian driver anxious to compete at next event

Philip MajorMajorspeed.com driver Philip Major has finally gotten the call that most drivers dream about. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Alguersuari working with Toro Rosso

It was a good experience to work with Franz Tost’s team

Jaime AlguersuariNew F1 reserve driver Brendon Hartley was not the only Red Bull-backed youngster becoming integrated with formula one last weekend at Barcelona.

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Jun 18

F3 team boss confirms Toro Rosso talk

We are in negotiations

2008-06-07_303The boss of the British F3 outfit Ultimate Motorsport has confirmed he is in negotiations to buy into the formula one team Toro Rosso. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Philip Major in the points at Monza

Canadian gets his first points with a top 10

Canadian British F3 driver, Philip Major has scored his first points of the year in the British Formula 3 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Magnussen’s son kicks off open wheeler career

Yet another son of a former formula one driver has kicked off his career in open wheeler car racing

34-year-old Jan Magnussen, of Denmark, made his formula one debut with a one-off McLaren drive in 1995, and then contested 24 further races for the Stewart team until 1998. Read the rest of this entry »