RPM-MKTG single-seater flagship series ‘World Series Formula V8 3.5’ starts to unveil its plans for 2018, which include the extension of its partnership with the FIA World Endurance Championship.
RPM-MKTG has started to unveil its plans for the 2018 season of the World Series Formula V8 3.5, as the sport heads to its first overseas meeting since 2002, next September in Mexico.
The organizer is pleased to announce the renewal of the FIA WEC agreement, which will link the World Series Formula V8 3.5 calendar to the majority of the 2018 FIA WEC events. The provisional 2018 calendar will be announced after the summer.
Additionally, and as in the current Season, a test in the LMP and GTE cars will award the top three drivers in World Series. For the first time, the World Series will also include Prize Money for the race winners.
CAR UPDATES AND TESTING DAYS
RPM-MKTG is also working on a new upgrade for the car, which will improve its performance with minimum cost impact for the participants.
The Series will organize a minimum of two days of postseason testing as End of Season Collective Tests. Preseason testing will be held in March/April 2018.
It is also announced that the ‘Where Stars Are Born’ content and data platform will also continue to be developed with the support of parent company Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) with the objective of creating a unique connection between drivers, fans and sponsors.
In addition to that, DAN, has appointed Borja Ortiz-Echagüe as motorsport manager. The 40-year old Spaniard, who served as Carlos Sainz Jr manager in the past, will play a key role in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 organization going into 2018.
Borja Ortiz-Echagüe: “Top performance, cost control and affordability continues to be a high priority for the Series that currently hold a cost/minute on track ratio that is less than half of other top performance single- seater Series. We believe that WSFV8 continues to be a key stepping stone in the development of young drivers to a professional status, either in Formula 1, like Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo or Carlos Sainz, in the FIA WEC or other high-performance categories. I believe that my experience in taking Carlos Sainz through this championship will help me to support the 2018 product development as well as helping the teams and drivers to achieve their ambition”.