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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon iRacing.com and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Ray Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

King to test Arden GP2, FR3.5 cars

September 22nd, 2014

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Formula 3 European championship racer Jordan King will test with Arden Motorsport in both GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 later this year. The 20-year-old, who sits seventh in the F3 standings this year, will use the tests with the British team to evaluate his next step on the single-seater ladder. “Arden is a professional outfit that has achieved a lot of success in both GP2 and World Series, which offers us a good benchmark from which to judge the two championships,” said King, who tested in both series last winter. “There isn’t really a wrong choice to be made between the two series. In the end, it will come down to which one I feel is right for me personally. “When I tested last year, it’s fair to say that [...]

Zeta Corse may field one car at Ricard

September 17th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 championship contender Roberto Merhi could race without a team-mate at the next round at Paul Ricard. Merhi’s regular team-mate at Zeta Corse, Roman Mavlanov, has decided to skip the French round of the series to prioritise the GT Open race at Monza, as he is in contention for the title. Mavlanov will return to Zeta’s FR3.5 line-up for the season finale at Jerez, but the Russian-owned team has been in discussions with drivers about a one-off deal to fill the vacant seat on September 27-28. Head of Zeta, Roman Novikov told AUTOSPORT: “At the moment we have only one driver for Paul Ricard. “We have spoken with a few drivers but we have not managed to do a deal yet. We cannot give away the seat for [...]

Rao win takes title fight to finale

September 14th, 2014

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Matt Rao kept his slender championship hopes alive with a dominant victory in the second British Formula 3 race at Donington Park. Rao didn’t repeat his poor race one start as he drew alongside reversed-grid poleman Camren Kaminsky through Redgate. He could not find a way past there but further round the lap both he and Fortec team-mate Martin Cao got ahead of the American. Rao proceeded to eke out a gap over his title rival, while Max Marshall was forced into the pits with a flat front-right tyre after contact when battling with his Double R team-mate Kaminsky. Marshall used his fresh rubber to good effect and wrestled the fastest lap away from Rao at mid-distance. But the leader retaliated shortly after to ensure he could take every point [...]

Merhi pips Sainz in dramatic session

September 14th, 2014

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Roberto Merhi took pole position for the second Formula Renault 3.5 race at the Hungaroring on a drying track in a dramatic qualifying session. The Spaniard, who won yesterday’s opening race and is closing in on championship leader Carlos Sainz Jr, was the last driver to cross the line, giving him the best of the track conditions. Only DAMS duo Sainz and Norman Nato had also got an extra lap in before the chequered flag, essentially turning the fight for pole into a three-way scrap. Sainz beat Merhi’s previous benchmark with his final lap and Nato couldn’t better it, but a few seconds later Merhi – the championship’s in-form man – came out of the final corner to take pole by 0.362s from his title rival. Race one polesitter Oliver [...]

Merhi dominates in wet in Hungary

September 13th, 2014

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Roberto Merhi took his third Formula Renault 3.5 win in as many rounds as he dominated the first race of the weekend in wet conditions at the Hungaroring. The Spaniard, who also won races at Moscow Raceway and the Nurburgring before the championship’s two-month summer break, leapt from seventh on the grid to second in the first couple of corners. He then engaged in a duel with polesitter Oliver Rowland for the lead, launching several attacks down the outside at Turn 1 but failing to keep his car on track to make any of them stick. However, it was on a lap where he didn’t try to take the lead that Merhi got ahead, as Rowland made a mistake on his own and ran wide at the first corner. From [...]

FR3.5 grid reverts to old brake spec

September 13th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 teams have had to change to a previous specification of brakes following problems in practice with new parts introduced for the Hungaroring race weekend. The cars were fitted with new brakes for this event as part of the first round of cost-cutting measures aimed at making the series more affordable to safeguard its future. However, AUTOSPORT understands that several teams and drivers were not happy with the performance and reliability of the new brakes during practice on Friday, and it was agreed that all 12 outfits would switch back to the previous specification for Saturday and Sunday’s sessions. As a result of that, event organisers added a 15-minute untimed shakedown session to Saturday’s programme “on the grounds of safety”. Championship leader Carlos Sainz Jr was fastest in [...]

Lotus junior Ocon to make FR3.5 debut

September 8th, 2014

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Formula 3 European Championship leader Esteban Ocon is to make his Formula Renault 3.5 race debut at the Hungaroring this weekend. The Frenchman, who is 18 next week, will drive with Comtec Racing at the Hungarian track, as well as in the following round at Paul Ricard. Lotus F1 junior Ocon has a long gap in the F3 calendar, with the next round not until Imola in mid-October, when he can wrap up the title from his closest rival, Toro Rosso signing Max Verstappen. Gwenael Lagrue, boss of the Gravity Sport Management scheme that has masterminded Ocon’s career since he was 12, said: “There is no other goal than getting experience of a bigger car to prepare for the future. “All I can tell you is that the next step [...]

Palmer: Monza save ‘massive’ for title

September 8th, 2014

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GP2 championship leader Jolyon Palmer believes his recovery from adversity at Monza last weekend was “massive” for his title hopes. Palmer went into the weekend with a 32-point lead over closest rival Felipe Nasr, but that appeared under threat when he was excluded from qualifying for his car not having enough fuel in it after the session. However, the DAMS driver recovered from last to eighth in race one, which earned him pole position for race two and enabled him to salvage the weekend with a victory on Sunday. “It’s a weekend I’ll remember for a long time,” said Palmer, who now leads Williams Formula 1 test driver Nasr by 41 points in the standings. “For the championship it was massive because it could easily have been damaging for the [...]

Palmer disqualified from qualifying

September 5th, 2014

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GP2 points leader Jolyon Palmer has been sent to the back of the grid for Saturday’s feature race after failing to provide enough fuel after qualifying at Monza on Friday. The DAMS driver had originally qualified in fourth position, but that has been nullified due to there being less than one-litre of fuel available at the end of the session for sampling, thus breaching GP2′s technical regulations. Palmer will now start on the back row alongside series returnee Sergio Campana. “Very disappointed to be starting last tomorrow after a technicality post qualifying,” wrote the Briton on his Twitter account. “More motivated than ever. Head down, move on.” Elsewhere, Johnny Cecotto was deemed to have impeded Palmer at Parabolica during qualifying. The Trident driver has been demoted three places and will [...]

Pic sets the pace in Monza practice

September 5th, 2014

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Budapest feature race winner Arthur Pic set the pace in practice for the GP2 Series rounds at Monza on Friday morning for Campos Racing. Pic, the younger brother of former Formula 1 racer Charles who drove for Lotus this morning, set the fastest time of 1m32.256s with a minute of the session remaining. That was 0.178 seconds quicker than erstwhile pacesetter Stoffel Vandoorne of ART Grand Prix, whose best effort was 1m32.434s. Vandoorne was on a faster lap when he got held up by Daniel Abt at the Parabolica. Series dominator Jolyon Palmer, who was fastest early on, slipped to third in his DAMS entry on 1m32.535s. Russian Time’s Mitch Evans was fourth, just a hundredth slower than Palmer on 1m32.545s. Stefano Coletti was the first man to test the [...]

Buller and Signature make F3 returns

September 5th, 2014

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Formula Renault 3.5 racer Will Buller will drive for Signature as it makes its belated return to Formula 3. Signature pulled out on the eve of the 2014 season due to problems with the new Renault engine, but will return for next month’s penultimate F3 European Championship round at Imola with Volkswagen power. The team will compete at Imola before missing the Hockenheim finale. It then plans to contest the Macau Grand Prix, also with Buller, who has been racing in FR3.5 this season. Signature technical director Lionel Chevalier said: “We are sure to have one engine ready for Imola but not so sure about a second for another car – the problem is there are not so many engines available. “We have a very good feeling with Will and, [...]

Ferrucci in full-time Fortec switch

September 4th, 2014

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Fortec Motorsport will return to the Formula 3 European Championship with Santino Ferrucci, after the American switched from EuroInternational. Ferrucci has been competing with Italian squad EuroInternational since early June, when he had turned 16 and was eligible to race in F3. But he has now quit the team – which ran him in European and German F3 – in favour of a switch to Fortec, with which he will also contest the Macau Grand Prix. Ferrucci took two wins in a British F3 one-off at Brands Hatch last weekend with Fortec, which missed the last European F3 round at the Nurburgring after Mitch Gilbert and John Bryant-Meisner switched to GP3. Fortec principal Richard Dutton told AUTOSPORT that his team has been interested for a long time in Ferrucci, whose [...]

Latifi gets Tech 1 FR3.5 outings

September 3rd, 2014

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Tech 1 Racing has signed Nicholas Latifi for the next two rounds of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 championship at the Hungaroring and Paul Ricard. The 19-year-old Canadian will race alongside Lotus Formula 1 reserve driver Marco Sorensen, becoming the second rookie at Tech 1 this season after Alfonso Celis Jr made his debut at the Nurburgring in July. “We’re delighted to welcome Nicholas to our team,” said Tech 1 team manager Simon Abadie. “He won’t have much time to find his feet in the car and get used to the DRS, starting procedures and pitstops, but we’ve got every confidence in his ability to learn quickly. “He’ll take advantage of every second to gain experience.” Latifi will continue his full-time European Formula 3 campaign alongside his FR3.5 duties. He [...]

Gasly joins Caterham in GP2

September 2nd, 2014

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Red Bull junior racer Pierre Gasly will complete the rest of the GP2 season with Caterham alongside his Formula Renault 3.5 campaign, starting with this weekend’s Monza round. The French teenager, who won last year’s Formula Renault Eurocup title and sits third in the FR3.5 standings, will replace Tom Dillmann alongside Rio Haryanto for the rounds in Italian, Russian and Abu Dhabi rounds. The deal was put together between Red Bull’s Helmut Marko and Caterham, with Gasly discovering last week that he would be racing on the Formula 1 support bill at Monza. “Dr Marko called me to tell me the news, and I was happy,” Gasly told AUTOSPORT. “It’s a great opportunity. “I’m excited to race with Formula 1 and in a new series. I’m quite lucky to be [...]

Ferrucci dominates final Brands race

August 31st, 2014

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Santino Ferrucci scored the second victory of his one-off weekend in the British Formula 3 Championship at Brands Hatch in dominant fashion, winning by almost 10 seconds. The American burst ahead of polesitting Fortec Motorsport team-mate Martin Cao into Paddock Hill Bend at the start, and the Chinese driver had no answer to his ever-increasing pace. Cao’s compatriot Peter Li ran a strong third in the early stages, but the Carlin driver failed to appear out of the countryside of the verdant Grand Prix circuit loop on the seventh lap. That promoted Matt Rao to complete another Fortec podium sweep, the Briton losing further ground to points leader Cao in the title chase. Dan Wells managed to get ahead of Double R Racing team-mate Camren Kaminsky on the dash into [...]

Cao extends points lead with win

August 31st, 2014

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Martin Cao extended his slender British Formula 3 Championship lead over Fortec team-mate Matt Rao by leading the Briton home in the second race of the weekend at Brands Hatch. Chinese racer Cao burst through from the second row of the reversed-grid race into a clear lead by Paddock Hill Bend, while poleman Rao found Santino Ferrucci alongside him. Saturday winner Ferrucci, on a one-off appearance in British F3 this weekend, appeared to give way to Rao at Druids, and the trio continued in this order to take a Fortec sweep of the podium. A wobble for Ferrucci into the gravel at Paddock just before half-distance didn’t cost the American too much time, as the Fortec machines left the rest behind. Dan Wells, on his F3 race debut this weekend, [...]

Ferrucci dominates at Brands

August 30th, 2014

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Santino Ferrucci dominated the first race of the British Formula 3 Championship weekend at Brands Hatch to take a pole-to-flag win. The American, having a one-off outing with Fortec Motorsport during the break in the European F3 calendar, used the set of tyres he saved from qualifying, in which he made only one run. Ferrucci made a great start to take the lead from fellow front-row man Martin Cao, and instantly pulled out a comfortable gap. “I did a practice start, which I completely botched so bad,” said the 16-year-old. “But I got a really good start when it mattered and we’d got the car right on – the tyres helped at the start, I pulled out a gap and then I just had to be consistent.” In second place, [...]

Cao and Ferrucci share Brands poles

August 30th, 2014

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Martin Cao grabbed honours in British Formula 3 Championship qualifying at Brands Hatch on the very last lap of the session. Cao left it until the last moment to deny European F3 racer Santino Ferrucci, who has stepped into the Fortec Motorsport squad this weekend alongside title battlers Cao and Matt Rao for a British F3 one-off. American Ferrucci – with just 17 laps under his belt in the Fortec car, at Brands and on the Cooper tyres – looked to have done enough to claim both poles until Cao’s last-lap effort, despite going for only one qualifying run. On second-best times, Ferrucci claimed pole for Saturday afternoon’s opening race of the weekend by just 0.023 seconds. “On my first set of tyres I was not pushing hard enough,” said [...]

Marshall to race again with Double R

August 29th, 2014

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British Formula Ford racer Max Marshall has completed a last-minute deal to contest a second successive British Formula 3 Championship round. Marshall, who made his F3 debut with Double R Racing last time out at Thruxton, will remain with the Woking team this weekend on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. The Dallara-Mercedes F312 that Marshall raced at Thruxton is being campaigned by Dan Wells this weekend. With the team’s F313 as usual in the hands of Camren Kaminsky, and its remaining F312 having damage repaired, Marshall will switch to an older-spec F308. Double R team boss Anthony Hieatt said: “Max has got a Formula Ford race there in October, and Rob Wilson [driver coach] asked if we could get a car together for him, so we’re flat-out putting the [...]

Ferrucci joins British F3 for Brands

August 28th, 2014

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American Santino Ferrucci has joined the grid for this weekend’s British Formula 3 Championship round at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. He will line up in a Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes, alongside championship leader Matt Rao and runner-up Martin Cao. Ferrucci has focused on the Formula 3 European Championship this season, but missed the opening rounds as he was not old enough – he celebrated his 16th birthday at the end of May. Since then he has taken a best European result of fourth with EuroInternational, and a best of second in a limited German F3 Cup campaign. Fortec team manager Dan Mitchell said: “We really wanted to get a driver from the European championship into it to see how our guys compare. He’ll be a good benchmark.” Ferrucci will [...]