Following to a colourful event in Mexico, where thousands of fans enjoyed the World Series Formula V8 3.5 for the first time, drivers and teams continue their overseas trip to Austin,TX in the United States of America, where the World Series will held its first event ever, in partnership with the FIA WEC 6h Hours of COTA.
This is the 20th Season of the open-wheel racing Series promoted by RPM-MKTG. Since Marc Gené and Fernando Alonso in the old Formula Nissan days, the #RoadtoGlory continued with a list of aces including Ricardo Zonta, Justin Wilson, or Tiago Monteiro, including the US drivers that found their way to success in our platform as Alexander Rossi (winner of the Indy500 in 2016) or Will Power. Other former World Series drivers had made their living racing in the US like Mikhail Aleshin, Pippa Mann or Simon Pageneud!
The Title Hunt
Fittipaldi and Lotus regained their leadership in Mexico, ahead of Matevos Isaakyan (SMP Racing by AVF) and Alfonso Celis (Fortec Motorsports), after achieving two important victories in the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez last weekend. The Escuderia Telmex programme has celebrated its 15th anniversary in the best way with the Brazilian in the lead holding the new record in pole position (10).
The SMP Racing driver Matevos Isaakyan lived a difficult Race 2 but his podium in Race 1 allowed him to hold the second place in the Series. His team-mate Egor Orudzhev collected two DNF in a weekend to forget letting Alfonso Celis (Fortec Motorsport) reach the third place in the overall. The Sahara Force India third driver secured one podium surrounded by his family and fans and will capitalise his experience in 5513 meters track thanks to his Formula One experience.
Roy Nissany (RP Motorsport) and Rene Binder (Lotus) finished the races in the points, with the exception of the Austrian, having retired from R2 due to an electrical failure in his car. Both expect to get back to action for the Title Hunt.
Teo Martin Motorsport achieved two solid podiums with their rookies, Spaniard Alex Palou in Race 1 and Konstantin Tereschenko in Race 2, the first time the Russian steps in a main podium! As the sole Mexican rookie, Diego Menchaca expected a better race at home, although he achieved a solid result starting from the pits to the 5th place. The Telmex driver is looking forward to conclude his first Season with at least one win in the scoring!