West-Tec's John Miller explain reasons for entering the FIA Formula 3 European Championship

John Miller talks about the current planning state as well as his expectations regarding the debut season.

Great Britain’s Team West-Tec is going to contest its maiden FIA Formula 3 European Championship season, next year. John Miller, on an equal footing with his Co-Team-Principal Gavin Wills, explains why the squad opted for entering the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and talks about the current planning state as well as his expectations regarding the debut season.

Hard at work at West-Tec
Hard at work at West-Tec

Photo by: Stella-Maria Thomas

Could you please tell us the reasons why you opted for entering the FIA Formula 3 European Championship just at this point in time? Team West-Tec is 25 years old, now, and we have been racing in the European F3 Open for seven years. Having won a total of five titles, we are the most successful team in the F3 Open history. For us, advancing to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship was just the logical next step – a step we already thought about earlier. But this year, the preconditions are particularly good, for us.

Are you referring just to the new engine? No, the new engine regulations aren’t the only reason. In addition, we already have raced the Dallara F312 in the past F3 Open season and so, we already know the car. But even more important is the fact that we succeeded in putting together a really a competitive package, this winter. We could sign people with a lot of FIA Formula 3 experience, inter alia fast and experienced drivers. Altogether, we want to enter two or three cars, next year.

Could you please describe your expectations when it comes to your maiden season? I really have got a lot of respect for the performances of the teams and drivers racing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Nonetheless, it’s our goal to battle it out for race wins, in our debut season. I know that the level is extremely high but we will work hard to be competitive right from the start. And together with our engine partner, Mercedes-Benz, I’m optimistic that we will be able to do so.

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