F3 Battle To Reignite At The Nurburgring


European F3 returns a month after the Norisring weekend (Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship/Thomas Suer)

The FIA F3 European Championship is set for a shake up as the series supports the DTM in the Eifel Mountains.

The man to look out for is kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport driver Felix Rosenqvist who is hoping to close the gap to current championship points leader Raffaele Marciello of Prema Powerteam.

Rosenqvist definitely has work to do though, with only 12 races left in the season Marciello has a 24.5 point lead which certainly looks a dominant lead – especially if the Italian has a strong weekend in the Eifel.

If this weekend is anything like last year – where the Italian and Swede both scored podium finishes – then it will be non stop action for all three races.

Indeed one driver who scored the only victory for a ThreeBond-Nissan engine last season, Alex Sims, is competing in his second F3 Euro Series round following on from his good display at the Norisring.

Representing Germany at one of their home rounds include Ma-Con drivers Sven Müller and André Rudersdorf – both of whom will be hoping for strong displays – Müller scored a second place last year behind Daniel Juncadella but is still looking for a podium in 2013.

Rudersdorf is hoping to push on from his best result of ninth at the Norisring and make significant in roads at the Nurburgring.

He said: “I’m looking forward to the races at the Nürburgring as this circuit has got a lot of tradition and as it is my home circuit. I’m living just an hour from the Nürburgring and so, a lot of friends and acquaintances will attend the event to support me. It goes without saying that this support represents an extra dose of motivation.

“I’ve set myself the goal to improve consistently and make the best possible use of what I’ve learned. If this would be enough for securing top-10 results and adding more points to my tally, in this extremely competitive field, I would be rather happy with my first season on this high level.”

The 19th, 20th and 21st rounds of the 2013 F3 Euro Series takes place this weekend.