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by Ryan Stringfield
Posted June 14, 2010 at 10:24 am Formula One, GP3

Mark Boudreau of F1Prospects.com put together a nice interview with Josef Newgarden.  If you haven’t already read it, I suggest you head over there and do.

Newgarden, 19, spent last season in the MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain.  He finished the season ranked second in the drivers’ championship with nine wins and 16 podiums. This season, he has been competing in the GP3 Series where he has shown improvement every race.  His best GP3 finish, to date, occurred at Istanbul when he drove from 21st on the grid to finish 10th.

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  1. Mark Boudreau on June 14, 2010 11:14 am

    Thanks for the link Ryan. We have a couple of other interviews scheduled with some North Americans racing in Europe and one of the things that has impressed me is that they are all legitimately competitive. When you look at drivers like Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Robert Wickens and Michael Lewis you see genuine competitive racers who are adapting well and improving all the time. For F1 to gain some kind of hold in the American media there has to be at least one competitive American driver for them to cheer on and the way things are going American fans have a lot to look forward to. And Conor Daly was making the rounds at the Canadian GP as a guest of Bernie Ecclestone as he is looking for a ride in GP2 or GP3 next year so things are looking up.

    My advice to any North Americans who happen to be in Europe this summer is if you are at a Grand Prix cheer on your fellow countrymen with gusto! They will appreciate it.

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