Double R Racing announces Guimaraes
Double R Racing announced its continued participation in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship this year, naming Brazilian youngster Felipe Guimaraes.
Having already confirmed a minimum two car entry for the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, the Woking team will be returning to the FIA Formula 3 European category.
Guimaraes, who hails from Brasilia, enjoyed a hugely successful season last year with no fewer than 13 race wins on his way to the South American ‘Sudamericana’ title and two further wins in British F3, in addition to success in the F3 Brazil Open. As one of the most successful kart drivers in Brazilian motorsport history, he is supported by former F1 racers Emerson Fittipaldi and Alex Ribeiro.
The 22-year-old, who will pilot a Mercedes-powered Dallara F312.
Felipe is a fantastic young driver, we were very impressed by what we saw of him in British F3 last year. – said team owner Anthony Hieatt – He obviously did a fantastic job in the South American championship and he’s certainly got the experience to be very competitive in Europe this year, I’m hopeful of a very strong season from him.