Felix Rosenqvist to chase European Formula 3 title
|By Jamie O'Leary||Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 15:38 GMT|
Felix Rosenqvist has expanded his schedule for the year to incorporate a tilt at the FIA European Formula 3 Championship alongside his F3 Euro Series programme.
The 20-year-old Swede, who confirmed in January that he would remain with Mucke Motorsport for another Euro Series assault, will also now compete in the British F3 rounds at Pau and Spa, which count towards the European Championship as well.
"It's a good feeling to be able to double up this year and get the chance of racing in an official European Championship," said Rosenqvist, who won last year's Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort.
"From a practical point of view, this doesn't change too much in my 2012 programme, and the vast majority of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship races will be run together with Formula 3 Euro Series. The FIA has come up with a concept that enables the teams and drivers to dovetail their campaigns, and this will undoubtedly stimulate very tough competition. I'm definitely looking forward to it."
Rosenqvist finished fifth in last year's Euro Series and has been the dominant factor in pre-season running, topping three of the four official test days so far in his Dallara-Mercedes.