There might be only one French driver climbing from Formula Renault to Formula 3 Euro Series this year: Guillaume Moreau. Supported since his Karting years by StÃ©phane GuÃ©rin's management agency (SG Driver's Project) he had his first car...
There might be only one French driver climbing from Formula Renault to Formula 3 Euro Series this year: Guillaume Moreau.
Supported since his Karting years by Stéphane Guérin's management agency (SG Driver's Project) he had his first car race in 2002 straight in the Formula Renault 2000 French Series. He scored his first championship points with team Pole Services, then signed with Graff racing to clinch the 2003 Junior title with 5 overall podium finishes. Joining the new SG Formula team in 2004, he won in Nogaro, Pau and Le Mans to finish 3rd in France and 7th in the Eurocup, with a total of 13 podium finishes.
Guillaume Moreau will make his Formula 3 debuts with French team Signature, one of the most f a m o u s of the Formula 3 scene. The recent campaigns saw Philippe Sinault's boys win the 2002 FIA European Cup, the 2003 Macao Grand Prix and finish 3rd of the Euro Series last year. Guillaume and Signature both took one win in the streets of Pau in 2004.
The 21-year old Frenchman will have to face a d e m a n d i n g challenge: Guillaume and his experienced team-mate, Brazilian Fabio Carbone, are going to work together on a brand new car: t h e SLC, designed by Italian Paolo Catone in partnership with Signature. Their task is to prove that the invincible Dallara can be beaten. As far a s the engine is concerned, Signature has extended his agreement with Opel-Spiess, for both its two SLC and two Dallara chassis.
Guillaume Moreau: " I have been in touch with Signature over the past 3 years, as my manager Stéphane Guérin and team boss Philippe Sinault are good friends. I also have driven their "double-seater" F3 and Formula Renault cars during incentive days. The SLC challenge proves that the team trusts me. With experienced drivers like Carbone, my former Graff racing team-mate Duval and Rossiter alongside me, I expect to learn a lot quickly, and therefore fight for the rookie title."
Philippe Sinault: "Guillaume joins the team mainly because of his recent results in Formula Renault. He is able to succeed in Formula 3 because he is strong under racing conditions, with a good experience of the sport. I needed a driver with set- up skills and also a leader for the team staff: someone positive when a technical problem occurs, who just considers the goal to reach."
Guillaume's program includes the Formula 3 Euro Series tests and races. He is also trying to put everything together to enter Zandvoort Masters and Macao Grand Prix. After its first 3-day tests at Magny-Cours, the Signature squad is concentrating on the Estoril sessions planned for Feb.28th, March 1st and 2nd. The inaugural races will take place in Hockenheim as part of the DTM package on April 16th and 17th.