Cram Competition’s Jérôme D’Ambrosio helped his team seal the Formula Master (FM) team title today in Monza with another stunning win.
The Belgian qualified third but a bad start saw him drop down to fifth. Fighting his way through the field, the 21-year-old showed his racing skills on the historic track with daring moves on his fellow FM racers.
The most impressive involved passing Alan Racing’s Pablo Sanchez Lopez for the lead. The 17-year-old Mexican went on to finish second whilst Luca Persiani, driving for Scuderia Famà, claimed third place.
Jérôme D’Ambrosio, Cram Competition
"I didn’t know we had taken the team title, that’s fantastic! We came here to win it although I wanted to win the race too. All season the car has been really good but it’s been even better these last few races. I’m so glad for the team; they really deserve this win."
Formula Master – Monza Round 15 provisional results
As an exciting new single-seater series, IFM offers young, aspiring drivers the chance to prove themselves on an international stage (as it is part of the FIA World Touring Car Championship race weekend package), training and preparing them for the highest echelons of single-seater racing in front of a global TV audience provided by Eurosport.
Featuring N.Technology’s Formula S2000 race car with electric gearshift and clutch paddles and advanced aerodynamics, the car weighs just 550kg including the driver and runs on control tyres by Yokohama. It has already secured 2008 FIA homologation approval – a world first – and has generated excitement from all sectors thanks to its dynamic styling, light-weight body and powerful engine.
Daniil Move on track today in his Formula S2000
Alan Racing’s Daniil Move scored his first pole of the season today at Monza for the Series’ penultimate round in a closely-fought qualifying session that ended with the top ten drivers posting times within one second of each othe weiter >>
Formula Master’s (FM) inaugural champion may be settled, with Jérôme D'Ambrosio taking the honours at Brands Hatch, but there is still plenty to fight for as the Series enters its final 2007 rounds next weekend at Monza, Italy.
The battle for top team is wide open with three outfits in close contention. Current leaders Cram Competition are favourites with 114 points whil weiter >>
Frankie Provenzano fighting on-track at Brands Hatch
ADM Motorsport’s Frankie Provenzano enjoyed a great weekend at Brands Hatch, scoring his two best finishes of the season, a fifth and sixth place. Posting the fifth fastest time during qualifying proved a great weiter >>
Chris van der Drift showed his overtaking skills once again in round 13 at Brands Hatch, climbing from thirteenth to fourth in the 21-lap race. The season has seen the J.D. Motorsport driver start races from pole (Oschersleben) to the very back (Valencia), making the 21-year-old something of an expert at scything his way up the Formula Master field.
Jérôme D'Ambrosio celebrates winning the 2007 FM driver title
Today’s Formula Master (FM) race gave Cram Competition plenty to celebrate at Brands Hatch, UK, as Jérôme D’Ambrosio claimed the Series’ inaugural driver title whilst team-mate Arturo Llobell took his first win weiter >>
FM ROUND 14 BULLETIN – BRANDS HATCH
Cram Competition's Jérôme D’Ambrosio claimed the inaugural Formula Master Driver title today in round 14 at Brands Hatch, UK, in a thrilling race which saw the Belgian post fastest lap after fastest lap as he climbed from eighth to a fifth finish.
The race win belonged to team-mate Arturo Llobell however who led weiter >>
Jérôme D'Ambrosio taking the chequered flag at the wheel of the Formula S2000
Immaculate driving saw Jérôme D’Ambrosio come within a hair’s breadth of the inaugural Formula Master title at Brands Hatch today after he commanded the 21-lap race, leading from start to finish.
The Cram Competition driver is now 30 points ahead of nearest rival, Chr weiter >>
Jérôme D’Ambrosio rose above the fierce battle for podium places in this afternoon’s Formula Master (FM) race at Brands Hatch, leading the race from the start.
The result gives the Cram Competition driver a practically unassailable points lead, although today’s fourth-place finisher Chris van der Drift still has a slim mathematical chance of taking the title.
Van weiter >>
Jérôme D’Ambrosio claimed his first Formula Master (FM) pole position of the season in today’s qualifying session for round 13 at Brands Hatch, UK, with the fastest time of 1:18.659.
Although the Belgian is leading the driver classification and has three wins to date, a pole position had been missing. With his lap times unchallenged for most of the session, D’Ambrosio sh weiter >>
Aside from superb on-track action and a growing international profile, International Formula Master’s Formula S2000 is fast developing a reputation as a great hill climber.
IFM team Jenzer Motosport, together with driver Florian Lachat, have enjoyed great results following the Formula S2000’s entry into a range of hill climbing challenges in Switzerland.
Les Rang weiter >>
This weekend’s penultimate International Formula Master (IFM) rounds see the Series’ young racers take to Brands Hatch’s British curves for the first time.
With a 25-point lead, Cram Competition driver Jérôme D’Ambrosio is well placed to claim the title in front of the British crowds, although another six drivers are still in the running.
Promotorsport’s Marcello weiter >>
International Formula Master (IFM) can now add Japan to its global grid following confirmation that Japanese driver Hajime Sugino will take part in the Series’ last rounds at Monza in Italy.
Having tested the Formula S2000 for the first time this week at the official IFM test in Monza, Sugino will rejoin the Series on 6 and 7 October with Euronova Racing.
Testin weiter >>
International Formula Master’s (IFM) single-seater, the Formula S2000, will be on display at the 62nd International Motor Show (IAA) from 13 to 23 September in Frankfurt, Germany, thanks to the Series’ main partner Yokohama ADVAN tyres.
The race car which runs on Yokohama ADVAN t weiter >>
Britain’s Michael Meadows, son of Honda F1 Sporting Director Ron Meadows, will race in International Formula Master’s (IFM) rounds at Brands Hatch on 22-23 September with Euronova Racing.
Currently racing in the Lloyds TSB British Formula 3 International Series, the 20-year-old from Banbury, UK, is able to race IFM’s Formula S2000 in front of his home crowd thanks to a no weiter >>
International Formula Master’s sensational debut is definitely attracting attention from other championships and last weekend the paddock saw a new entry from the ranks of World Series by Renault.
Daniil Move, who currently drives for Interwetten Racing in the rival series, drove Alan Racing’s Formula S2000 and says he will be back for Monza later in the season.
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After its 11th and 12th round at Oschersleben last weekend, International Formula Master (IFM) headed to the famous Lausitzring for a two day test, which saw J.D. Motorsport’s Kasper Andersen setting the overall fastest lap time at the German circuit.
The Dane registered a lap time of 1:36.271, which showed he is back to speed and well prepared for the Series’ next weiter >>
Oliver Campos Hull emerged unscathed after a shocking flip at 160kph in this weekend’s International Formula Master round 12 and has reaffirmed his confidence in the Series’ machinery.
Three corners of his Formula S2000 were written off i weiter >>
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Today’s action-packed round 12 of the International Formula Master (IFM) series has reignited the points battle as series leader, Jerome D’Ambrosio, sco weiter >>
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In what is possibly the best International Formula Master race of the season so far J.D. Motorsport’s Chris Van der Drift came out best of an eight-way battle for victory in Oschersleben, Germany this morning.
After a great start from weiter >>
Podium celebrations for Chris Van der Drift, Jerome D’Ambrosio and Norbert Siedler
International Formula Master (IFM) leader Jerome D’Ambrosio cut through the pack in this afternoon’s race at Oschersleben to win at the German circuit and extend his considerable poin weiter >>
Cram Competition’s Jerome D’Ambrosio secured a fantastic win at today’s first International Formula Master (IFM) race at Oschersleben, Germany, finishing ahead of Chris Van der Drift and Norbert Siedler.
Starting from third on the grid, the Belgium did not relax despi weiter >>
POLE POSITION FIRST FOR INTERNATIONAL FORMULA MASTER
Today’s International Formula Master (IFM) qualifying at Oschersleben saw a fierce battle for pole position as the Series enters its final stages.
The first half of the session was dominated by points leader, Jerome D’Ambrosio, but as the minutes ticked by drivers gained ground on the Belgian until J.D. weiter >>
Today’s International Formula Master’s (IFM) free practice sessions at Oschersleben tested drivers’ ability to adapt as rain frequently interrupted the 30-minute sessions.
J.D. Motorsport’s Kasper Andersen and Promotorsport’s Salvatore Gatto came out best in the Formula S2000 with Andersen posting a time of 1:22.219 in the first session and Gatto coming in first at 1:24.6 weiter >>
Luca Persiani at the wheel of his Formula S2000
This weekend’s International Formula Master (IFM) rounds in Oschersleben, Germany, could provide some unexpected winners with the majority of IFM’s young drivers having already raced on the circuit before. weiter >>
Fastest man today, Marco Bonanomi, at the wheel of the Formula S2000
International Formula Master teams took part in the Series’ official test day at Oscherleben, Germany today with Euronova Racing’s Marco Bonanomi topping the timesheets.
The Italian set fastest times throughout the day, optimising his set-up expertise in the run-up to IFM’s next rounds o weiter >>
IFM round 10 start at Anderstorp today
ADM Motorsport’s Norbert Siedler claimed his second win of the season, and his second in successive race weekends, today in round 10 of International Formula Master at Anderstorp, Sweden.
The Porto race winner gambled on hi weiter >>
IFM ROUND 10 RACE – ANDERSTORP
Weather conditions played into Norbert Siedler’s hands for today’s International Formula Master race in Anderstorp where the ADM Motorsport’s driver choice of racing on slick tyres paid off dramatically.
The Austrian started his weiter >>
IFM round nine's top three on track today in their Formula S2000s
Dry weather held for today’s International Formula Master race in Anderstorp, Sweden; with J.D. Motorsport’s Kasper Andersen taking the win in front of the attending crowds.
After weiter >>
J.D. Motorsport's Kasper Andersen taking the chequered flag
Scandinavian Kasper Andersen won on home ground today for round nine of International Formula Master, in Anderstorp, Sweden.
The Dane started his race in fourth position, making up two places at weiter >>
Following a decision by the race stewards, the classification for today’s International Formula Master (IFM) qualifying session has changed.
A number of cars were found to have improved their lap times under yellow flags following an incident which saw car number 29 go off-track.
The stewards have therefore decided that all lap-times from the moment of the incid weiter >>
Pole-setter Jerome D'Ambrosio on track today
Heavy downpours dominated today’s Swedish qualifying for round nine of International Formula Master (IFM) in Anderstorp with Cram Competition’s Jerome D’Ambrosio eventually claiming pole position.
No less weiter >>
Over ten million people have already tuned in to watch International Formula Master’s (IFM) high-octane racing on Eurosport; making the Series’ live coverage one of most popular four-wheeled programme broadcasted by the channel.*
Still in its debut season, IFM is enjoying tremend weiter >>
With the first half of the season over, International Formula Master’s (IFM) young drivers are predicting another action-packed race weekend at Anderstorp, Sweden for round nine and 10 of the Series.
The 28 and 29 July races are taking place at the biggest of all Scandinavian tracks, Anderstorp, which promises plenty of overtaking amongst IFM’s fleet of 30 drivers with i weiter >>
INTERNATIONAL FORMULA MASTER -ROUND SEVEN AND EIGHT – PORTO
Porto was the scene of another high-octane race weekend for International Formula Master’s (IFM) with the Series second visit to a street circuit. Newcomer Norbert Siedler ruled Sunday’s track action with solid performances from other IFM rookies Erik Janis and Marco Bonanomi.
This weekend weiter >>
ADM Motorsport’s Norbert Siedler completed a superb rookie weekend by winning round eight of International Formula Master (IFM) today in Porto.
The Austrian started third following a sixth place finish in yesterday’s round and spent most of the race battling with IFM’s other newcomer E weiter >>
SANCHEZ LOPEZ TAKES SECOND SERIES WIN UNDER SAFETY CAR
Alan Racing’s Pablo Sanchez Lopez won today’s round seven of International Formula Master (IFM), adding to his previous street race win at Pau, closely followed by Promotorsport’s Marcello Puglisi and Cram Competition’s Jerome D’Ambrosio.
The race ran out of time when a red flag incident interrupted r weiter >>
Damp and misty conditions provided the backdrop for this morning’s International Formula Master (IFM) qualifying session as the drivers fought for round seven’s pole position.
Alan Racing’s Pablo Sanchez Lopez eventually claimed the top spot with a fastest time of 1:54.652, the only driver to go below the 1 minute 55 seconds, followed by Promotorsport’s Marcello Puglisi weiter >>
IFM DRIVERS INCREASE PACE IN SECOND SESSION
International Formula Master’s (IFM) young stars put their driving skills to the test on the fast streets of Porto, Portugal today for the first time with Nicola Maulini and Chris van der Drift coming out on top from the two testing sessions.
Iris Project’s Maulini posted a fastest time of 2:01.515 durin weiter >>
Street circuits have already provided plenty of excitement for the young International Formula Master (IFM) drivers this season and next weekend’s races in Porto promise to do the same.
With 30 Formula S2000 single-seaters descending on the Portuguese street circuit for the first time, expectations from the IFM paddock are high. Plenty of drivers have already studied the weiter >>
IFM race winner Jerome D'Ambrosio
Close racing was the order of the day for International Formula Master’s (IFM) fleet of 30 racers today with Cram Competition’s Jerome D’Ambrosio taking the first win of the weekend.
The 21-year-old fought hard throughout the race weiter >>
THE HEAT IS ON IN BRNO
Pole position belonged to Maximilian Goetz in today’s qualifying session for International Formula Master’s round five in Brno, despite strong opposition from the rest of the field.
The ISR driver dominated both practice sessions, claiming first place each time, before posting a superb qualifying lap of 1:52.643.
With track weiter >>
Following International Formula Master’s (IFM) action-packed first two race weekends, Czech Republic’s Automotodrom in Brno has a lot to live up to as it welcomes IFM’s young racers.
At 5.403km long, the Automotodrom is one of the longest tracks on this weiter >>
ROUND THREE AND FOUR
International Formula Master’s (IFM) second race weekend delivered non-stop action throughout the three-day event in Pau, France, with torrential downpours, high-speed battles and another historical win for the Series.
Saturday saw a weiter >>
Another piece of International Formula Master (IFM) history was written today with the Series’ youngest driver Pablo Sanchez Lopez storming to a stunning win in Pau, France.
The action-packed race saw 17-year-old Sanchez Lopez lead the race from start to finish despite constant pressure from weiter >>
Motorsport fans enjoyed a superb first race in Pau today for round three of International Formula Master.
The Series’ young drivers proved they could handle a difficult start on the tough streets of the Pyrenees town and completed their first lap without a hitch. weiter >>
International Formula Master's young charges got their first taste of street racing today in the picturesque Pyrenees town of Pau as the Series' second race weekend began in France.
The IFM drivers enjoyed two 30-minute free practice sessions this morning around the French town despite the day's c weiter >>
Racing on street circuits is notoriously difficult but International Formula Master’s (IFM) fleet of young drivers are ready and eager to take on the famous Pau track for round three and four of the Series.
IFM’s race debut last weekend in Valencia, Spain could not have gone better with 31 cars starting both races successfully and two worthy young drivers taking the hist weiter >>
International Formula Master concluded its first weekend with another action-packed race today to the delight of motorsport fans attending the Spanish circuit at Valencia.
Today’s on-track highlights included a dramatic start with Alberto Costa and Juho Annala fighting for the lead and Chris va weiter >>
Motorsport fans were treated to another superb race from the brand-new International Formula Master Series today for round two in Valencia.
J.D. Motorsport’s Kasper Andersen won the race after a thrilling performance which saw the Danish driver speed to victory follo weiter >>