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F3 Euro Series Update

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted January 7, 2009 at 8:14 am F3 Euro Series, Signing

There have been a few updates from the F3 Euro Series this week that are worth mentioning…

Prema Powerteam has re-signed Stefano Coletti to contest the 2009 F3 Euro Series. Coletti finished inside the top ten on 4 occasions during his 2008 campaign with Prema. His best finish was fourth at Hockenheim, after starting sixth.

ART Grand Prix has a real solid line-up set for 2009. The team announced their full roster early this week. The final update from the team didn’t bring any big surprises: Jules Bianchi has re-signed with the team for 2009 and they have added Valtteri Bottas. Adrien Tambay signed with the team around Christmas time and Esteban Gutierrez committed to the program earlier this week.

As noted above, Jules Bianchi spent 2008 with ART, running in the F3 Euro Series. The 19-year-old won two races, qualified on pole twice, and stood on the podium seven times. He also won the Masters of F3 race in Zolder.

Valtteri Bottas had an extremely dominant year in 2008, driving a Formula Renault 2.0 car in the NEC and Eurocup series. He claimed both championships, winning 86% of his races and qualifying on pole in 93% of his NEC races.

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