Montreal driver Chris Green takes big step towards F1 (Montreal, Qc.) --In the fall of 2002, Chris Green pumped his fists in triumph as he crossed the finish line at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, winning the final race of the Formula Ford National...
Montreal driver Chris Green takes big step towards F1
(Montreal, Qc.) --In the fall of 2002, Chris Green pumped his fists in triumph as he crossed the finish line at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, winning the final race of the Formula Ford National series. This top podium result was an exciting finish to a season where he also won the Quebec Regional Championship title. One year later, after finishing as the top Canadian at the Montreal stop of the 2003 Barber Dodge Pro Series, the Canadian hopeful heads to Estoril Portugal, where he has been invited to test the Formula Renault V6 car, a 7/8 scale version of a Formula One car.
Green was invited by Fran-Am North-America to test the Renault V6. He will get his first taste of the car Renault regards as a suitable final stepping stone to F1 on Monday, October 6 during an official FIA test day.
The test is at the Estoril circuit, the former home of the Portuguese Formula One Grand Prix. It will be a terrific opportunity for Chris to meet the people of Renault Sport and to demonstrate his proven driving skills in front of key decision makers.
Upon learning of the test Chris said, " I am pumped about testing with the Renault team and showing them what I'm capable of. With everything that I have heard or read about the car I'm sure that it will be a terrific drive." A 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 370hp powers the Formula Renault V6. This car will be categorized as the Fran-Am V6 when it is introduced in North America in 2004.
When the test is completed, the evaluation process will begin in earnest to decide which series Chris will be racing in 2004. At present, negotiations are underway to obtain the necessary sponsorship for the upcoming season. The amount of sponsorship obtained will be one of the determining factors in his final decision on which series to contest. Chris continues to value long-term partnerships where a good fit exists between the sponsor's brand and his energetic yet responsible nature.
The 19-year old racecar driver continues to work hard on his marketing program for the 2004 racing season with the support of his professional team at Chris Green Motorsports.
In 2002, Green scored 5 victories, 8 podiums and won the Provincial Formula Ford Championship. In 2003, he contested eight races in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, where he scored 3 top-10's and finished in the top 10 final points standings.
A report and full times will be available on www.chrisgreenmotorsports.com following the tests in Portugal.