- World Series Formula V8 3.5 steps in a new Season in partnership with the FIA WEC.
The new Season is underway with the celebration of the first Collective Tests in Motorland Aragon (15-16 March). RPM-MKTG, in his 20th consecutive Season in the organisation of Open-Wheel championships, will be partnering the FIA WEC in six Events, with the Season opener in Silverstone, in one month. The World Series Formula V8 3.5 drivers are back at work today following the footsteps of Vettel, Ricciardo, Magnussen or Sainz in a championship where the stars are born!
World Series Formula V8 3.5 will be also visiting Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Nürburgring, Mexico, Austin,TX, and Barhein in company of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with their teams and drivers enjoying a complete different atmosphere: full-packed grandstands, thousands of fans visiting their heroes on track and loads of entertainement! The V8 sound of the World Series single-seaters will be the perfect match for these unique events. The 2017 calendar also features two events in Motorland Aragón and Circuito de Jerez.
The new partnership with the FIA WEC also includes a very special award: 3 drivers in the Championship will be awarded with a LMP1, LMP2 and a GT3 test!
Fittipaldi (Lotus), Menchaca (Fortec Motorsports), Celis Jr (Fortec Motorsports) , Isaakyan (SMP Racing by AVF) and Nissany (RP Motorsports) capture the action in Motorland Aragon
Motorland Aragón has captured the action today gathering most of the teams and drivers that will compete in the 2017 Season. The Circuit will host one of the events in June (24-25). Lotus will be represented with the Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi. The Grandson of the formerF1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi will be teaming-up with the Austrian René Binder, nephew of the F1 driver Hans Binder. Both drivers will attempt to win the championship as the Russian pairing in SMP Racing by AVF, Egor Orudzhev and Matevos Isaakyan.
Mexican Alfonso Celis Jr has moved to Fortec Motorsports, the team that saw his International debut in competition. The Sahara Force India third driver will be lined-up with another Telmex backed driver, the rookie Diego Menchaca, who switches from F3 to the World Series Formula V8 3.5.
Teo Martín Motorsport will race his second Season with the rookie Russian Konstantin Tereschenko. The Spanish team is testing with the former GP3 driver, the Canadian Nelson Mason who wants to join a top sporting platform. RP Motorsport has welcomed the Japanese Yu Kanamaru and the Israeli Roy Nissany, while Barone Rampante, the team owned by Giuseppe Cipriani, will race with the RP Motorsport driver Damiano Fioravanti.
Fortec Motorsports led the charts during the morning session in a shiny and warm Motorland Aragón with Diego Menchaca (1.41.496) while Pietro Fittipaldi in his Lotus car (1.41.226) achieved the best timed lap of the day in the afternoon session.