STRONG SOUTH AMERICAN LINE-UP FOR 2007
Brackley, UK -- 22 February 2007: Current British F3 National Class Champions, T-Sport, today announced a strong driver line-up for the 2007 British F3 International Series. Last year's National Class Champion, Venezuelan Rodolfo Gonzalez steps up to the Championship Class, and young Mexican, Sergio Perez, joins the team to challenge for National Class honours.
Twenty year-old Rodolfo secured an utterly dominant victory in the British F3 National Class in 2006, taking 14 wins on his way to the title. He's looking forward to the tough challenges presented by the Championship Class. "It is a big step to go from the National to the Championship Class so I wanted to be with a team that I know and trust when I made the step. I am confident that we can have another successful season and I am eager to get out there and start racing."
At only 17 years of age, Sergio has already completed two seasons of Formula BMW in Germany and is a member of Telmex's young driver development programme. "This is a great opportunity for me to race in England," said Sergio. "I wanted to be in F3 this year so I am very happy. I am very grateful to Telmex for giving me this opportunity and I will give my very best so that we can win the Championship."
T-Sport Team Principal, Russell Eacott, thinks Rodolfo and Sergio will get the job done in 2007. "It's good to continue our relationship with Rodolfo; he drove well in 2006 and we will be pushing him hard to do just as well in the Championship Class this time around. The National Class looks set to be very competitive this year. Sergio will start the season at a slight disadvantage as the circuits are all new to him but I expect him to be a revelation as the season progresses. We think we have a good all-round package for 2007; we're sticking with the Mugen-Honda engine because we know it's good and we get the support that we need. I'm looking forward to a good season with a very full grid and some top line competition in both classes."