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Auto GP keeps attracting more and more interest as Austrian Team Zele-Racing is ready to join the Championship for 2012 and beyond.
Zele Racing targets Auto GP commitment
Founded (in 2002) and managed by Michael Zele, the outfit has a broad experience: it raced in World Series by Nissan, Superfund Euro3000 and was involved in several projects such as the stillborn Formula Superfund from 2005 until 2007. It also joined forces with german Motopark Academy (Formula Renault) in 2008 and Epsilon Barazi (LMS and British F3) in 2009, experiences that brought the team an impressive amount of data and knowledge.
At the occasion of the DTM pre-season launch.
The Formula 3 Euro Series presented itself in bright sunshine in the city centre of Wiesbaden. Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam), who is leading the drivers’ standings with a six points’ margin over his team-mate and compatriot Roberto Merhi (Prema Powerteam), and Gianmarco Raimondo (Motopark Academy) represented the world’s toughest junior race series, which has seven rounds as a partner category of the DTM this year.
At Le Castellet
This weekend, the Formula 3 Euro Series is going to kick off the ninth season of its history – in France, at Le Castellet’s 5.791-kilometre circuit. And the entrants will have to cope with several innovations: for the first time since the Euro Series’ creation in 2003, series partner Kumho provides a completely new tyre spec – and the race weekends comprise three instead if two races.
2010 Formula 3 Euro Series once again a major media success
On 10th December, the Motor-Sport World Council of the International Automobile Association, FIA, has agreed upon announcing the ’FIA International Formula 3 Trophy’, thus increasing the value of the Formula 3 sport. This additional ranking embraces six already existing FIA approved Formula 3 events.
The Formula 3 Euro Series planning for the 2011 season is running flat out.
Up to 1st December, six teams already have expressed their interest in contesting the 2011 season and entered a total of 16 cars. The teams Signature, Prema Powerteam, Mücke Motorsport and Motopark Academy will continue their involvement in the series, with Performance Racing and HS Technik representing the new assets on the Euro Series grid.
Félix da Costa claims rookie title
In the rain at Hockenheim, Edoardo Mortara (Signature) confirmed the strong form he had already been showing throughout the season. Having been crowned as the new champion four weeks ago already, he scored his seventh win of the season at the 3.736 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg.
Signature: portrait of the Euro Series team champion
Jim Pla (ART Grand Prix) has won the 16th season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 3.969 kilometres long Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. The rookie from France was followed home by Marco Wittmann (Signature) and Nicolas Marroc (Prema Powerteam). With his second place and the retirement of his opponent Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix), Wittmann is now eight points ahead of Finn Bottas in the battle for runner-up spot. Already-crowned champion Edoardo Mortara (Signature) already retired on the opening lap.
Edoardo Mortara: portrait of the Euro Series champion
Edoardo Mortara (Signature) is the new Formula 3 Euro Series’ champion. For the 23-year old Italian, sixth place at Oschersleben was enough, as his only remaining rival Marco Wittmann (Signature) only finished one place behind Mortara. The Signature driver claimed the maiden drivers’ title in the Formula 3 Euro Series for his engine partner Volkswagen.
There is only one driver who could stop him on the way to championship: his team-mate Marco Wittmann.
In early September at Brands Hatch, Team Signature succeeded in securing the Formula 3 Euro Series team title early and now, the French squad’s driver Edoardo Mortara has got the chance of following his team’s footsteps by securing the drivers’ championship early on the coming race weekend, held at the 3.696-kilometre Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.
“Once I was in front, I really cheered in the car.” -Mortara
At the 1.929 kilometres short Brands Hatch Indy circuit, Edoardo Mortara (Signature) scored his sixth race win in the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series and his fifth consecutive victory on a Saturday. With this result, the Geneva-based Italian further extends his points’ lead in the Formula 3 Euro Series and is now 26 points clear of Marco Wittmann (Signature). The German ended up third in the 13th season round behind Mortara and Belgian Laurens Vanthoor (Signature).
Rounds number 13 and 14 at Brands Hatch this weekend
The final third of the season of the 18 rounds’ 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series gets underway with rounds number 13 and 14 at Brands Hatch this weekend. Edoardo Mortara (Signature) has been in the lead of the points’ standings since the beginning of the year.
New in 2010: national live coverage of every Formula 3 Euro Series race
For a long time, now, the Formula 3 Euro Series has been established as the most competitive young-gun series on our planet – but it also represents a true media highlight. The recently published media-data half time balance (period of time: 1st November, 2009, to 31st July 2010) once again proves this fact in impressive style.
The hunt for leader Mortara starts
In the Eifel, the Formula 3 Euro Series season reaches its half-way point this weekend. The unofficial title of ’half time champion’ can’t be taken away from Edoardo Mortara (Signature), as the Geneva-based Italian comes to the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring with a margin of 15 points.
After his seventh podium finish of the season, Mortara remains the points’ leader.
After two victories in the Masters of Formula 3, Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix) finally has scored his maiden race win in the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring. The Finn, who was the best-placed rookie in last year’s standings, was accompanied on the podium by Marco Wittmann (Signature) and Edoardo Mortara (Signature).
Mortara ahead of Wittmann
With his third victory of the season, Edoardo Mortara (Signature) extended his lead in the drivers’ standings of the Formula 3 Euro Series. The Italian now has 16 points more than Marco Wittmann (Signature), who finished second in his home race at the 2.3 kilometres long Norisring in Nuremberg. Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix) and Alexander Sims (ART Grand Prix) followed the Signature duo across the finish line.
“My race was fantastic, I was able to pull clear immediately.” -Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen (Motopark Academy) scored his first win on his debut in the Formula 3 Euro Series. Coming home second in the sixth season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series near Valencia, Nicolas Marroc (Prema Powerteam) scored his first podium finish in the Euro Series, just like Magnussen.
The battle between the engine manufacturers is thrilling, too.
The first four races of the 2010 Formula 3 Euro Series are now behind us and it already becomes clear that this year is thrilling as hardly ever before. Four different young drivers notched up a winner’s trophy and eleven drivers have already scored points. On top of the points’ standings, Edoardo Mortara (Signature) and Marco Wittmann (Signature) are head to head, but other drivers are within striking distance.
Next weekend, drivers in the F3 Euro Series will be contesting their 3rd and 4th season rounds
At the occasion of the DTM pre-season launch, the Formula 3 Euro Series also presented itself this weekend to a 110,000 strong crowd. For the first time, the event took place in the city of Wiesbaden. The premiere was a huge success. In bright sunshine, the Formula 3 Euro Series was represented by Marco Wittmann (Signature) and the teams Motopark Academy and Prema Powerteam.
Barcelona and Valencia test sessions
On the official days of Formula 3 Euro series testing, at Barcelona and Valencia (both Spain), teams and drivers prepared for the season kick-off that will be held at Le Castellet, France, in two and half weeks. In the tests, the rookies Carlos Muñoz (Mücke Motorsport), Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) and António Félix da Costa (Motopark Academy) succeeded in delivering in particularly impressive style.
“The race was really crazy” -Jean Karl Vernay
Jean Karl Vernay (Signature) decided the finale of the Formula 3 Euro Series at the 4.574 kilometres long Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg in his favour. In an exciting race, he overtook erstwhile leader Christopher Zanella (Motopark Academy) on the final lap.
“Now, I am very optimistic for the two remaining events of thus season.” -Renger van der Zande
Victory in the race of the Formula 3 Euro Series race at the 2.977 kilometres long Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday went to Renger van der Zande (Motopark Academy). The Dutchman secured the maiden win for the Oschersleben-based team already in its first season in Formula 3.