European Formula 3

Sophia Floersch Eyeing European Formula 3 Move after VAR Test

1 Mins read
Sophia Floersch is testing with VAR this week in Portugal
Credit: Gruppe C Photography / ADAC Motorsport

Sophia Floersch could make the move into the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2018 after testing with Van Amersfoort Racing this week at the Algarve International Circuit.

It was the first taste of Formula 3 machinery for the seventeen-year-old German, and she tested alongside the already-confirmed Keyvan Andres and Artem Petrov at the Portuguese circuit, with Floersch looking to step up from the ADAC Formula 4 championship, where she has competed for the past two seasons.


Floersch made her racing debut in 2015 in the Ginetta Junior Championship with HHC Motorsport and had a sensational debut season, winning twice in the ten races she competed in, becoming the youngest driver to ever win a round of the championship in the process, and despite missing the second half of the season still ended up eleventh in the championship standings.

“We have deals with two drivers and of course we’d like to have another,” said VAR boss Fritz van Amersfoort to Motorsport.com. “Sophia showed some real speed in F4 last season and that’s promising.

“We’re keen to develop her into a fast F3 driver, just as we did with Rahel Frey [who raced in German F3 with the team in 2008], who I rate really highly.

“It started out wet, then it dried for some hours, and then it finished off raining again. Hopefully Thursday will be dry and then we will evaluate what will happen with Sophia.”

12186 posts

About author
Thirty-something motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1, Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
DTMEuropean Formula 3Formula European MastersGeneral Formula 3

Fenestraz Loses Renault Backing after Failing to Meet Top Three Target

1 Mins read
Sacha Fenestraz’s failure to finish inside the top three in the FIA European Formula 3 championship in 2018 has cost him his place in the Renault Sport Academy.
European Formula 3Season Review

Season Review: 2018 FIA European Formula 3 Championship - Schumacher's Title

7 Mins read
The Checkered Flag looks back at the 2018 FIA European Formula 3 Championship season, a year where the name of Schumacher once again became the one to beat in motor sport.
DTMEuropean Formula 3FIA World RallycrossGT World ChallengePorsche Mobil 1 Supercup

Andreas Bakkerud Heads Audi's Rookie Test Line-Up

1 Mins read
The World Rallycross Championship race winner is one of the six drivers called up by Audi for the end-of-season rookie testing.