Tag Archive: F3, F2

Nov 01

Susie Wolff to extend Williams deal

Susie Wolff will extend her deal with Williams into the 2015 season, according to the German newspaper Bild.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff - Susie Wolff The 31-year-old female Briton was the Grove team’s test driver this year, even appearing on a couple of Friday mornings. “The contract for 2015 is close to being signed,” said the newspaper’s correspondents Nicola Pohl and Helmut Uhl. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Sainz must wait another month for Toro Rosso news

An increasingly impatient Carlos Sainz jr says he will have to wait another month for Red Bull to decide his future in formula one.

GP3 - Carlos Sainz Jr (MW Arden) “After what we have achieved this year,” the new Formula Renault 3.5 champion told Spain’s Marca, “there is no alternative choice for me other than formula one.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Sainz says he ‘deserves’ Toro Rosso debut

Carlos Sainz jr is convinced he should be handed his F1 debut by backer Red Bull.

Carlos Sainz Jr The 20-year-old is the newly crowned champion of the highly rated Formula Renault 3.5 series, but he was overlooked by Red Bull for a guaranteed seat at the junior team Toro Rosso for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

More alarming news about Caterham future

More alarming news about the health of the ailing F1 backmarker Caterham has emerged.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 The posts have now been deleted, but race driver Kamui Kobayashi reportedly admitted on Facebook recently that he considered pulling out of the Russian grand prix when Caterham ran out of spare parts. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Red Bull’s da Costa admits F1 ‘dream’ over

Antonio Felix da Costa has admitted his F1 “dream” is probably over.

Antonio Félix da Costa Last year, the young Portuguese was the cream of Red Bull’s driver development programme and apparently destined for a Toro Rosso debut in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

Mercedes would have given Verstappen GP2 debut

Prior to Max Verstappen’s signing by Red Bull, the teen Dutchman came close to being snapped up by Mercedes.

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing At the height of the Verstappen-Mercedes rumours, sources said the German marque intended to place the talented 16-year-old in GP2 next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Verstappen was ‘prepared’ for F1 debut criticism

Max Verstappen says he was “prepared” for the waves of criticism about his formula one debut in 2015.

Max Verstappen portrait News that the 16-year-old Dutchman will make history as the sport’s youngest ever race driver for Toro Rosso next year has been controversial. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Caterman confirms Lotterer for Spa

“Thanks Caterham for the opportunity” 

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre LottererCaterham on Wednesday confirmed that 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer will replace Kamui Kobayashi this weekend in Belgium. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

‘Kid’ Verstappen the big talking point at Spa

“The cars are really safe.  I think it’s more dangerous to bike through a big city than race in an F1 car.”

F3 - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing F1 has emerged from its summer slumber, but the big talking point at Spa-Francorchamps will be a 16-year-old ‘kid’ who doesn’t even have a license to drive a road car. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Red Bull puts future in hands of teenage hopes

Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull.

DSC_0251a The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut

The F1 rumour mill is alight with speculation Caterham is taking a new race driver to this weekend’s Belgian grand prix.

2014-06-07_0578 After Kamui Kobayashi admitted recently his race seat may not be safe in the wake of the Leafield based team’s sale and subsequent shakeup, the big rumour now is that the Japanese is set to be replaced by 2014 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Verstappen plays down 2015 Toro Rosso seat reports

Max Verstappen’s father has played down reports his son will make his formula one debut as a seventeen-year-old next March.

Max Verstappen portrait De Telegraaf newspaper claims the young Dutchman, newly signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme, will replace Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne at Toro Rosso in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Verstappen chooses Red Bull over Mercedes

He will remain in European formula 3 for now.

F3 - Max Verstappen Red Bull has confirmed reports that highly-rated teenage rookie Max Verstappen has joined the energy drink company’s driver development programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Verstappen not denying 2015 Toro Rosso debut rumours

Max Verstappen’s father has admitted the 16-year-old might be fast-tracked into formula one with a Toro Rosso race seat.

F3 - 30 Max Verstappen (NLD, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F312 - Volkswagen), Recently, it was thought the young Dutchman, whose meteoric rise from karting to F3 this year caught the notice of the F1 world, had now signed a development deal with Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marko eyes F1 debut for rookie Verstappen

Red Bull may not be giving up on hot talent Max Verstappen.

F3 - Max Verstappen The talented 16-year-old son of former F1 driver Jos Verstappen, in the midst of a meteoric switch from karting to junior single seaters, recently visited the paddock on the invitation of several formula one teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Verstappen chooses Mercedes over Red Bull – report

The report said Verstappen jr hopes to make the move to the F1 feeder category GP2 for 2015

F3 - Max Verstappen Max Verstappen has turned down an offer from reigning world champions Red Bull as he turns onto the road to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

F1 teams eye Jos Verstappen’s son – report

Max Verstappen has the F1 world at his feet.

F3 - Max Verstappen That is the view of Daniel Ricciardo, who after rising through the energy drink company’s junior ranks is now consistently beating reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull.
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Jun 25

Norisring stages FIA F3 European Championship season half-time event

“The Norisring layout looks easy but racing here is anything but a walk in the park.” – Felix Rosenqvist

F3 - Norisring  FIA Formula 3 European Championship 2013 Just a week after having mastered the demanding Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, a.k.a. the Ardennes Rollercoaster, the young Formula 3 drivers now will have to face a completely different challenge: Nuremberg’s Norisring – a street circuit and with a length of 2.3 kilometres the shortest track on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

Surprise at Spa: American Gustavo Menezes claims pole

Claimed his maiden FIA Formula 3 European Championship pole position

F3 - 16 Gustavo Menezes - USA, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F312 - Volkswagen The notoriously changeable weather conditions at Spa-Francorchanps also played an important role in FIA Formula 3 European Championship qualifying: in the first qualifying session on a dry track, Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) was fastest from Max Verstappen (Van Amersfoort Racing). Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Let’s meet… Felipe Guimarães

Last year, Felipe Guimarães (Double R Racing) gathered F3 experience in the British Formula 3 Championship.

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

In 2014, he competes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship to battle it out with the best young-guns of the world. With 12 races contested, the 23-year-old Brazilian has got one championship point on his tally. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Brand-new offer for TV stations: FIA F3 news clips

The FIA Formula 3 European Championship offers the young drivers the chance of getting a taste of Formula 1 feeling

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

Three race weekends have been contested, the fourth meeting is about to begin – and the media interest in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series keeps on increasing consistently.

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May 27

Verstappen says F1 world ‘talking about’ son Max

Jos Verstappen was in the Monaco paddock.

Max Verstappen portrait The 42-year-old Dutchman was a highly popular formula one driver for multiple teams until 2003, including Benetton and Minardi. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Caterham Racing Academy has three drivers in action over the coming weekend

Caterham Racing Academy update

Caterham Racing AcademyWill Stevens is in Monaco for round three of Formula Renault 3.5, it’s a home race for Seb Morris in Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup at Silverstone and Weiron Tan will be competing in Lausitzring, Germany in German F3. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Kolles not surprised Ricciardo beating Vettel

Dr Colin Kolles insists he is not surprised at all

2011-03-26 - HRT F1 Team - Australia - Colin Kolles 2 Red Bull team figures like Christian Horner, Dietrich Mateschitz and Helmet Marko have all said they were “surprised” by Daniel Ricciardo’s pace so far in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Sergio Campana with Zele Racing in Auto GP 2014

“We are very happy to have to an agreement with Sergio” – Michael Zele

Auto GP - Sergio Campana Sergio Campana, who won the 2011 Italian F3 title, which earned him a Ferrari F1 test drive, is going into his third AutoGP season with Zele Racing.

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Mar 21

Hector Hurst to Team West-Tec F3

Let’s meet… Félix Serrallés

 Hector Hurst will join Felix Serralles at Team West-Tec F3 for the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, as the British-based team makes its inaugural attack on the world\’s leading F3 series using the latest Mercedes engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Hector Hurst to Team West-Tec F3

The latest…

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo Hector Hurst will join Felix Serralles at Team West-Tec F3 for the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship, as the British-based team makes its inaugural attack on the world’s leading F3 series using the latest Mercedes engines.

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