Euro Series bullish over ART's exit

Formula 3 Euro Series bosses are optimistic that the championship can survive the loss of six-time champion team ART Grand Prix

Euro Series bullish over ART's exit

The French squad, which fielded the drivers' championship winner every year from 2004-09, announced last week that it was withdrawing from the championship.

But Euro Series manager Christoph Hewer told this week's AUTOSPORT magazine that preparations for 2011 were still going well.

"We already have five teams committed, and we have a list of 20 to 24 drivers interested in the series," said Hewer. "If there were just cars with no drivers interested, we would be quite concerned."

ART team boss Frederic Vasseur said that he was not prepared to wait and see how the Euro Series was shaping up for 2011.

"I was very afraid about the number of cars for the start of the season, and I didn't want to have to make an emergency decision in February," Vasseur told AUTOSPORT.

For more on ART's departure from the F3 Euro Series, read this week's AUTOSPORT magazine, available in digital form here.

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