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Works Audi sportscar driver Loic Duval has been confirmed alongside Jerome D’Ambrosio at Dragon Racing for the upcoming Miami ePrix
The 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours winner and World Endurance Champion takes over from Oriol Servia in the American-based team and will make his Formula E debut on Saturday, March 14.
A strong competition and a grid featuring 20 to 26 cars promise a thrilling debut season
Since November, when the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) announced that the Formula 3 Euro Series will be awarded the status of the official FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the interest of the teams in the planet’s most competitive young-driver series has been increasing consistently. Currently, three new teams are planning to enter the series with a minimum of two cars each.
F3 Euro Series Annual Report Media Facts 2012
Since its foundation back in 2003, the Formula 3 Euro Series represented the stepping stone to Formula 1 for more than two dozens of young talents – as test or GP drivers. Among them Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, both World Champions and the current top stars at the pinnacle of motor racing. Meanwhile, another eleven of the best Euro Series hopefuls succeeded in securing a cockpit in the most popular international touring-car series, DTM.
Felix Rosenqvist 2nd, Alex Lynn 3rd
Portuguese António Félix da Costa, who raced in the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series, celebrated the biggest success of his career to date in Sunday’s Macau Grand Prix. At the end of the race at the 6.12 kilometres long Guia circuit, he had an advantage of 1.573 seconds from Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport), the best-placed Formula 3 Euro Series driver.
Already for a decade, the Formula 3 Euro Series has been considered as the world’s toughest junior racing category.
A new start for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Over the last years, numerous Euro Series drivers have made the step into Formula 1 as the sport’s premier category or into the DTM, including such prominent drivers as world champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
With victory in the qualification race, António Félix da Costa (Carlin) secured pole position for Sunday’s 59th Macau Grand Prix.
Felix Rosenqvist, who ended up fourth in this year’s Formula 3 Euro Series, continued his strong performance of the weekend: after ten laps at the 6.12 kilometres long Guia Circuit, the Swede crossed the finish line in second place.
Alex Lynn (Fortec Motorsport, 2:13.122 minutes) came out on top in second qualifying for the SJM Macau Grand Prix.
He toppled António Félix da Costa (Carlin, 2:13.400 minutes), who had been leading after first qualifying, but eventually ended up second. Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam, 2:13.401 minutes) and Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 2:13.420 minutes), who were both racing in this year’s Formula 3 Euro Series, will be starting from the second grid row into tomorrow’s qualification race.
First qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix turned into a very close battle
With an advantage of only 0,02 seconds, António Félix da Costa (Carlin, 2:13.400 minutes) beat his main rival Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport, 2:13.420 minutes). At the 6.12 kilometres long street circuit in the former Portuguese colony, the Swede was the best-placed driver from the ranks of the Formula 3 Euro Series, which brought a total of five drivers into the top ten.
This weekend, the best Formula 3 drivers of the world are going to meet in Macau to contest the SJM Macau Grand Prix and find out who is the fastest of them
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.
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.
With his second-place finish in the race, Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) moved up to second place in the Euro Series’ standings.
For Sven Müller (Prema Powerteam), his home race at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg fully went according to plan: the rookie scored his maiden race win in the Formula 3 Euro Series.
After the first race of the final weekend at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, the title race remains open.
With his second place, the best-placed rookie Pascal Wehrlein (Mücke Motorsport) came within 17 points of championship leader Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) while Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam) recuded his gap to Juncadella, who dropped back with a technical problem, to 21.5 points with a third-place finish. Swede Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) scored a lights-to-flag victory.
Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) claimed victory in the 21st season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series.
At the 4.005 kilometres long Circuit Ricardo Tormo near the Spanish city of Valencia, the Swede took the lead at the start and won from Spaniard Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) and Italian Raffaele Marciello (Prema Powerteam).