“Zandvoort is a circuit we know well”
Having come close to victory two weeks ago at the Norisring, the Signature team is heading to the Netherlands in great shape for the next round, which will take place this weekend, at the Zandvoort circuit.
Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) has won the 18th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship
In sunny conditions at the 2.300 kilometres long Norisring, the Italian already took the lead at the start and safely brought victory home. ehind him, rookie drivers George Russell (Carlin) and Alexander Albon (Signature) finished second and third respectively.
British driver Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam) won the 15th season race of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
At the 7.004 kilometres long Formula 1 circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, he finished ahead of the two rookie drivers Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) and George Russell (Carlin), who came second and third respectively.
FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash
18-year-old Alexander Albon from Thailand and Frenchman Dorian Boccolacci, by two years his junior, will be making their debut in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship behind the wheel of a Dallara-Volkswagen of the Signature team at Silverstone in April.
The Signature Team Principal will entrust her with one of his Dallara F314 Renault cars.
Having announced a few weeks ago that Signature would be returning to the extremely competitive FIA Formula 3 European Championship, today sees another young driver from Colombia, Tatiana Calderon, join Philippe Sinault’s team.
“We are delighted that several potential new teams extensively busied themselves with our series” – Walter Mertes
Following the successful season finale at Hockenheim and the impressive appearance in this year’s Macau GP (1st place Prema Powerteam, 2nd place Signature, 4th place Mücke Motorsport), the preparations for the 2012 Formula 3 Euro Series season are running flat out.
Today, Daniel Juncadella (Prema Powerteam) celebrated the biggest victory of his motorsport career to date.
At 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.
Starting from pole position, Marco Wittmann only had to battle for his position in the first run up to the Lisboa corner
Marco 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.
58th Macau Grand Prix qualifying report
In 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.
Roberto Merhi already moved up to the top of the time sheets at the start of the first qualifying session.
Roberto 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).