Pro Motorsport's Marcello Puglisi took his first Formula Master victory of the season today in a thrilling street race, which saw the Italian spin out on track as the race was red-flagged following a huge downpour in Pau, France.
The 22-year-old led from start to finish, despite two safety car periods which prevented him from building up any lead from second placed-man K weiter >>
Trident Racing put together an extremely positive team performance at Pau, in the second round of the 2008 International Formula Master. In the final race of the weekend, Kasper Andersen and Alejandro Núñez captured two podium finishes by ending in 2nd and 3rd place. The race was marred by two Saf weiter >>
FORMULA MASTER ROUND FOUR - PAU
Pro Motorsport's Marcello Puglisi won his first race of the season today in Pau for the fourth Formula Master round, despite spinning out on-track as the race was red flagged following a huge downpour.
Trident team-mates Kasper Andersen and Alejandro Nüñez completed the podium with second and third place resp weiter >>
In a race heavily conditioned by the damp track, Trident Racing completed the first race of the weekend at Pau with a double points finish. Alejandro Núñez and Kasper Andersen cruised respectively to 5th and 7th place, while Harald Schlegelmilch experienced an unlucky break and was forced to retire due to an electrical problem while running behind the pack that eventually ended u weiter >>
Russian driver Sergey Afanasiev claimed his maiden Formula Master race win today in wet weather conditions in Pau, France, after 22 thrilling laps for round three of the Series.
The JD Motorsport rookie started the race in second place behind team-mate Chris van der Drift and was promoted to the lead when van der Drift hit the barriers and retired on lap six.
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in the wet at the French street circuit of Pau for round three of the Series.
Norbert Siedler claimed second place for ADM Motorsport, whilst Afanasiev's team-mate Vladimir Arabadzhiev finished in third place.
Pole-setter and fellow JD Motorsport driver Chris van der Drift retired from the race after spinning on track and hitting the barriers. weiter >>
The streets of Pau, France, saw JD Motorsport driver Chris van der Drift claim pole position in today's Formula Master qualifying session with a fastest time of 1:11.179.
With the session divided into two sets of 14 cars, allowing the Formula Master drivers to set times without fear of traffic, van der Drift dominated the first group and improved his time throughout the weiter >>
Two JD Motorsport drivers were fastest in this afternoon's Formula Master free practice with Chris van der Drift setting the best time of the session: 1:12.524.
Team-mate Sergey Afanasiev posted the second fastest time with a lap of 1:13.060, whilst Cram Competition's Arturo Llobell claimed the third best lap with a 1:13.077 time.
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JD Motorsport's Chris van der Drift set this morning's fastest time for Formula Master in Pau, France, today with a best lap of 1:13.549 on a track still drying from overnight downpours.
ISR's Filip Salaquarda was second fastest with a best time of 1:13.925, whilst Alberto Costa, driving for Cram Competition, claimed the third best time of the morning's free practice ses weiter >>
Formula Master heads to Pau, France, for the Series' only street races of the 2008 season in this weekend's rounds three and four.
The street circuit, which saw Chris van der Drift and Pablo Sanchez Lopez claim their first Formula Master victories last year, is notoriously difficult. With its tight corners and no run-off areas, the streets of Pau are as entertaining as t weiter >>
Formula Master's first race of the season saw J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift claim the win at the Valencia circuit in Spain, after leading the race from start to finish.
Following a clean start, the New-Zealand born Dutchman pulled away over the 19-lap race with former team-mate and 20 weiter >>
Trident Racing officially started its 2008 International Formula Master adventure at Valencia, taking an outstanding front row place at the end of a tight qualifying session.
Kasper Andensen missed the pole position by just 0.031, though second place was a really good overall debut. Alejandro Nunez and Harald Schlegelmilch kept familiarizing with their car, as they respec weiter >>
1. Chris van der Drift (NED), JD Motorsport (#6), 1:28.036
2. Kasper Andersen (DEN), Trident Racing (#32), 1:28.070
3. Michael Ammermüller (GER), Iris Project (#27), 1:28.128
4. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#23), 1:28.172
5. Filip Salaquarda (CZH), ISR (#18), 1:28.407
6. Josef Kral (CZH), Team JVA (#29), 1:28.473
7. Pablo weiter >>
J.D. Motorsport’s Chris van der Drift claimed Formula Master’s first pole position of the season today at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, with a best lap of 1.28.036. Competition was close throughout the Formula Master field with the top 14 drivers all setting times within one second of weiter >>
Trident Racing ended up on top in the final preseason testing session at Valencia, thanks to a great laptime clocked by Kasper Andersen. The Danish driver, who stood in the top-5 in the AM session, managed to lower his marks in the afternoon, opening a huge gap over the other drivers on-trac weiter >>
Formula Master's official test concluded today in Valencia ahead of this weekend's first races of the season with Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller posting the day's fastest time of 1:27.465.
With 30 drivers taking to the track, the Formula Master field completed 3,646 laps (over 14,602 km) over the past two days. Timings were close however, with today's top 17 drivers p weiter >>
Trident Racing succesfully completed yesterday the first day of testing at Valencia, where the series is set to start its 2008 season on the next weekend. All the scheduled work was completed despite some inconveniences that slowed the run of Harald Schlegelmilch. The tests will be completed today, as the team will finally make an attempt to climb to the top positions.
Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller was fastest in this morning's official Formula Master testing session in Valencia, Spain, with a best lap of 1:27.465.
Japanese Yuhi Sekiguchi, driving for Euronova Racing, was second, just 0.010 seconds behind with J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift posting the morning's third fastest lap with a time of 1:27.492.
Whilst the t weiter >>
Formula Master rookies set the top three fastest times today out of 30 drivers taking part for day one of the official two-day test in Valencia, Spain, with Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer claiming the best time of the day.
Setting his best lap of 1:27.536 during the morning session, the young Swiss made the most of the sunny and dry conditions. J.D. Motorsport's Sergey weiter >>
International Formula Master:
Trident Racing is glad to announce the agreement reached with Alejandro Nuñez for a ride in this season`s International Formula Master. The team owned by Maurizio Salvadori will field three weiter >>
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer was once again at the top of the timesheets today for the morning session on day one of Formula Master's official two-day test in Valencia, Spain.
Setting a fastest lap of 1:27.536, the rookie was closely followed by J.D. Motorsport's Sergey Afanasiev in second place with a time of 1:27.648 and Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller in third ( weiter >>
As the 2008 Formula Master racing season is set to get underway at Valencia on 17-18 May, the grid has now been confirmed with 30 cars and 16 nations represented by the Series' drivers.
With little over a week to go, new drivers have also been confirmed. Returning from 2007, vice-champion Chris van der Drift will drive for J.D. Motorsport once more.
The New Zeal weiter >>
Trident Racing flied to Denmark last weekend. The Italian team, instead of contesting a normal weekend, experienced a public showcase, allowing the fans and supporters of Kasper Andersen to get in touch with their local driver`s weiter >>
Fabio Leimer topped the morning's timesheets once more for day two of the official Formula Master testing session at Magny-Cours with a best time of 1:32.548.
The Jenzer Motorsport driver was followed by Cram Competition's Pablo Sanchez Lopez who set his fastest lap, 1:33.300, as the morning session was ending. J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift completed the top thre weiter >>
Formula Master's official two-day test at Magny-Cours, France, began today with 31 cars taking to the track whilst Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer posted the fastest lap of the day.
Despite overcast weather conditions, the Formula Master drivers completed 1,963 laps, totalling 8,658km, during the day.
Leimer's morning time of 1:32.755 could not be bettered by the weiter >>
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer continued his pre-season form by posting the fastest lap this morning with a time of 1:32.755.
The 19-year-old was one of two drivers who broke into the 1:32mins along with fellow rookie Tim Sandtler, driving for ISR, who posted a 1:32.996 lap. J.D. Motorsport's Chris van der Drift followed in third with a best time of 1:33.376.
Ahead of next month's first race of the 2008 season, Formula Master has re-launched its www.formulamaster.net website.
The website features a new dynamic look in line with the Series' 2008 branding as well as new features; such as a video gallery, countdowns to the next race, a streamlined map portal for easier navigation weiter >>
Formula Master's official two-day test concluded in Estoril today with Fabio Leimer once again claiming the fastest time of the day.
Cooler morning temperatures (16°c) allowed lap times to drop by almost half a second compared to yesterday, enabling the Jenzer Motorsport driver to set the quickest lap with a time of 1:31.843.
Japan's Yuhi Sekiguchi showed his sp weiter >>
Fabio Leimer on track at Estoril today
Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer topped the timesheets today in Estoril, Portugal, as Formula Master drivers acquainted themselves with the only new track to feature on this year's racing calendar.
The four-kilometre circuit weiter >>
Marcello Puglisi in his Formula Master single-seater
GP2 Asia driver Marcello Puglisi will return to Formula Master in 2008, joining Pro Motorsport once more for the season.
The Italian driver who finished fifth in last year's drivers classification, claiming a home weiter >>
Fastest driver today, Luca Persiani
As Formula Master's first official test of the season concluded today in Monza, the Series' 2008 single-seater has received great feedback from its drivers, declaring the weiter >>
Red Bull Racing F1 test driver Michael Ammermüller has chosen Formula Master for his return to competitive racing with a drive for Swiss team Iris Project.
Having also driven in GP2, A1GP and World Series by Renault last year, the 22-year-old German holds considerable weiter >>
Trident Racing successfully completed a valuable testing session held on the French Lurcy-Lèvis track. The team conducted aerodynamic tests on the 2008 Formula Master package, under the technical supervision of engineers Riccardo Ficca and Stefano Versari.
On the track`s main straight, Kasp weiter >>
As four new drivers are announced for the 2008 Formula Master season, the grid is shaping up fast with teams eager to have the best racers join their ranks.
Euronova Racing has now filled two of its four racing seats with 2007 British Formula 3 driver Michael Mea weiter >>
.. for the 2008 Formula Master International Series.
Kasper with team-owner Maurizio Salvadori
Trident Racing is glad to announce the deal reached between the team, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, and Kasper Andersen, for the 20 weiter >>
Preparations for the 2008 Formula Master season made headway today following the delivery of new cars and upgrade-kits to Formula Master teams.
"I’d like to thank all our partners," said Formula Master Chairman Mauro Sipsz. "Tatuus, LRM and Magneti Marelli, as wel weiter >>
Honda K20A engine
Formula Master today exclusively unveiled the Honda K20A engine, which will power the Formula Master race cars this season.
Featuring lay-out revisions to reduce weight, it will include a new air intake system with four dry-by-wire weiter >>
Already established as a serious training ground for European racing series such as GP2, Formula Master’s status as a feeder series was extended to the United States today as two additional prizes in the Indy Pro-Series and the Grand-American Rolex Sports Car Series were confirmed.
Aimed at encouraging young drivers to pursue professional prospects in the United States, weiter >>
Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Managing Director
"Right after its debut in the motor racing panorama, Trident Racing started to develop a strong interest in the main support series around Europe, in order to select the best young guns for the team`s future. We successfully developed a scouti weiter >>
2007 GP2 test winner Jérôme D’Ambrosio
Following last week’s announcement of a Formula One test with the Honda Racing F1 team for the 2008 Formula Master Champion, the Series’ €240,000 prize fund and further testing prizes were confirmed t weiter >>