The Macau F3 Grand Prix – Five to watch


The 61st Macau Grand Prix gets underway this week, with the 32nd edition for the Formula 3 cars having a strong thirty-car entry.

A whole host of FIA European Formula 3 Championship drivers have been confirmed to race around the legendary streets of Macau, including 2014 series champion Esteban Ocon, runner-up Tom Blomqvist and F1-bound Max Verstappen.

They will be joined by a good number of drivers joining the event from around the world, including drivers from the All-Japan, German and British Formula 3 Series, Formula Masters China, the GP2 Series, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series and EuroFormula Open.

The Checkered Flag takes a look at six of the names on the entry list whom we believe could be the ones to watch this weekend.

5) Dan Wells

The likeable Briton has had to move to Hong Kong in order to further his single seater career, but whatever he has raced, he has generally always been one of the quickest drivers on track.

The will make his International F3 debut in Macau for Toda Racing, where he will race in the Japanese Formula 3 championship next year, having raced primarily in the Formula Masters China in 2014 for KCMG, winning twice and finishing third in the championship.

Also raced a one-off for Double R Racing in the British Formula 3 championship at Brands Hatch, finishing on the podium in the opening race of the weekend.

Wells raced in Macau in the Formula Masters China Series race in 2013, finishing second after starting on the front row so has past knowledge of the track. If his career to date is anything to go by, expect him to feature towards the front of the pack this weekend.

(Photo Credit: SRO 2014/British Formula 3)