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Motorsports Mondial

Forza F3 Euro Series

Photo: Marleen Serné

Sunday’s racing action from Nurburgring brought good news that the Formula 3 Euro Series, stomping ground for Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel not too loang ago, will continue next season. Amid rumors of a pending merger with British F3 Sunday’s confirmation is good news for team, drivers and F3 fans around the world.

The newly formed GP3 series has been boasting full field of 30 cars at each event while the F3 Euro Series have featured a dozen or so entries at each event this season.

Teams which had expressed an interest in moving to the British series have now committed to the Euro Series, as confirmed by Gerd Ennser of DMSB, the German motorsport authority.

The Euro Series was itself created by the merger of French and German series, and next season will also have the blessing and recognition of the FIA.

Italian Edoardo Mortara won the opening race of the weekend, his fourth triumph of the season.

Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa was the winner of the second race ahead of local boy Marco Wittman.

The top three finishers in this year’s championship will get a day of testing in a Formula Renault 3.5 car later in the year.

DTM race was won by Canadian Bruno Spengler in a Mercedes and the world of winning continued at Nurburgring with Indian driver Aditya Patel winning from pole position in the Scirocco Cup race.

— Nasir Hameed

Motorsports Mondial

Mortara’s Mistral Moment.

The 2010 F3 Euro Series season got off to a fast start for Italian driver Edoardo Mortara, man who won the prestigious Macau Grand Prix last year. The VW-powered Signature driver started from row three, and was already behind pole-sitter and race leader Daniel Juncadella before the opening lap was over.

Mortara made his move on lap four to snatch the lead from the Spanish driver, and was able to stay in front despite coming under pressure late in the race from his German teammate Marco Wittmann.

British driver Alexander Sims sailed past Juncadella with three laps remaining to reach the podium in third place.

Finn Valtteri Bottas, now in his second season while al rving as Williams test driver, was given a drive through penalty for not lining up correctly on the starting grid.

The F3 Euro Series, result of marriage between the French and German F3 Championships, has seen rift in the family after the formation of GP3 Championship. Only 13 drivers are entered in the championship this year. Previous graduates include Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Hulkenberg.

— Nasir Hameed

    Le Castellet regards.