Verstappen and Ocon lead impressive Macau entry list

by Paul Hensby

Newly crowned FIA European Formula 3 Champion Esteban Ocon and 2015 Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen are the leading names on the entry list for the 2014 Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.

Lotus F1 junior Ocon will drive for his Prema Powerteam outfit, with the three-car team being run in conjunction with Theodore Racing. The French teenager will be partnered by Ferrari Driver Academy driver Antonio Fuoco, and by Canadian Nicholas Latifi who recently made his Formula Renault 3.5 Series debut for Tech 1 Racing.

Verstappen will run his final race before his Formula 1 debut with the team that gave him his chance in Formula 3 this year, Van Amersfoort Racing, who will also run Gustavo Menezes.

Carlin will be running five cars in Macau for Tom Blomqvist, Antonio Giovinazzi, Sean Galael, Jordan King and Jake Dennis, while Mücke Motorsport will run three for Lucas Auer, Felix Rosenqvist and Tatiana Calderon, the only female driver on the entry list.

Team West-Tec F3 will run Felix Serralles for his last event before switching to the US based Indy Lights series in 2015 alongside British F3 championship contender Andy Chang.

ThreeBond with T-Sport will run Richard Goddard alongside Nick Cassidy, while Fortec Motorsports sees Santino Ferrucci run alongside British Formula 3 Champion Martin Cao and EuroFormula Open star Alex Palou.

Japanese outfit TOM’s will give Japanese F3 star Kenta Yamashita a ride alongside Briton Sam MacLeod, while another Japanese driver Mitsunori Takaboshi gets a shot at Macau with B-Max Racing.

Motopark continue their return to international Formula 3 with a one-car entry for German Formula 3 Champion Markus Pommer, while Signature do likewise with Formula Renault 3.5 Series driver Will Buller.

Double R Racing will be present in Macau with Formula Renault 3.5 Series race winner Roberto Merhi, while EuroInternational have one car on the entry list for GP2 Series star Stefano Coletti.

Toda Racing are the final entry on the list, with Briton Dan Wells finally being given the opportunity to step up and race against the best drivers in the world.

The event takes place between the 13th and 16th of November, with The Checkered Flag covering the event.

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