Rumours are rife that Renault may be ready to announce Fernando Alonso to replace the departing Daniel Ricciardo on Wednesday. But is this indicative of Renault’s need for experience amidst restructure or something far more banal? It may have slipped by many in recent months, but as it stands, there is still a vacant seat … Continue reading “OPINION: F1 – Renault Driver Selection is Symptom of Banality Disguised as Ambition”
If Esteban Ocon surprised all-comers with his rookie form in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, then Max Verstappen’s debut in car racing positively stunned.
Max Verstappen may have stolen all the headlines thanks to his quick promotion to Formula One, but there is little doubt that FIA European F3 champion Esteban Ocon was the star of the series this year.
Lotus junior driver and this year’s FIA European F3 Champion Esteban Ocon completed his 2nd Formula One test this week. Ocon tested the Ferrari F10 at Fiorano on Wednesday, with the Prema Powerteam racer impressing the Luca Baldisserri – head of the Ferrari Driver Academy programme. Following the conclusion of the session, Baldisserri commented, “Despite … Continue reading “Impressive Ocon concludes 2nd Formula One test”
Tom Blomqvist was the big winner of a subdued final weekend of the 2014 FIA European F3 Championship. The 20-year-old ended his stint in the European Championship by securing 2nd in the title race ahead of future star Max Verstappen, but it felt like it never really mattered.
There was something poignant about Esteban Ocon, Max Verstappen and Tom Blomqvist all nabbing a victory each at the penultimate FIA European Formula 3 round at Imola this weekend.
Teenage racer Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest driver in Formula One World Championship history next season.
Prema Powerteam’s Esteban Ocon took a stunning pole position for tomorrow’s first FIA European F3 race at Pau.
It has been something of a thundering start to the FIA European F3 season for Esteban Ocon. In his opening three races, the French teenager nabbed one win, two further podiums, two pole positions and one fastest lap.
Esteban Ocon secured both pole positions for the final pair of FIA European Formula 3 races at Silverstone this weekend.
Jagonya Ayam with Carlin racer Tom Blomqvist secured the first FIA European Formula 3 pole position of the season this afternoon.
FIA European F3 Championship rookies Max Verstappen and Antonio Fuoco headed the opening practice sessions at Silverstone this morning.
Canadian teenager Nicholas Latifi is to complete Prema Powerteam FIA European F3 line-up for 2014 following his move from Carlin.
After much speculation, Antonio Fuoco has finally been announced as the Ferrari Driver Academy placement in Prema Powerteam’s FIA European F3 effort.
Esteban Ocon is to graduate to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship with Prema Powerteam and van Amersfoort Racing respectively.
With the opening test of the season fast approaching, the GP3 Series added several more names to its 2013 field in recent days. Facu Regalia returns to the category – this time as a full-time competitor – while both Luis Sá Silva and Samin Gómez Briceno are set to make their category débuts.
The GP3 Series received a significant vote of confidence this week, when it announced that eight teams have signed on for a further three years of competition.
There are times when the attention of the media and Formula 1 team bosses wander, as their eyes capture a precocious new talent coming into focus. These moments, when a new young hero makes themselves known to the paddock is often the same time an ageing animal begins to fall from view. It is the sport changing its guard.