Team RSC Mucke Motorsport obligates second driver for the GP3 Series 2011 called Willi Steindl (Austria) - Together with Nigel Melker an experienced Duo - Just one seat left
Berlin (rol/ot) It's good to see it again. And this time for both sides: The Team RSC Mucke Motorsport obligated the second driver called Willi Steindl from Austria (18) for the season 2011 at the GP3 Series after the Netherland Nigel Melker (19). "Willi convinced us at the GP3 tests in October. At Estoril as well as Jerez he has been in the top ten all time. And he showed good accretion to transfer his potential", Peter Mucke and Ralf Schumacher agreed - the RSC in the team name stands for the former Formula 1 and actual DTM Mercedes pilot. on Friday (26th of November) they published the signature of the contract.
Willi Steindl from Kirchberg at Tirol, that real first name is Wilhelm and that started with motor sports ten years ago at kart racing, has been on track successfully this year at the German ATS Formula 3 Cup and won his first race in this series at the beginning of October. The young Austrian and Mucke Motorsport know each other since 2008, because in that year he has been on track for the racing stable from the German capital city at the ADAC Formula Masters and won two times. This great teamwork is the reason for him to be on track for the only German team at the GP3 Series now. To be prepared as good as they can they planned a special test program at the simulator for winter time. Because of Ralf Schumacher's place of residence at Salzburg there are a few good options for Steindl to find more sponsors. Certainly his season sourcing is safe for the biggest part.
In the Team RSC Mucke Motorsport there is only one seat left after the obligation of the two experienced drivers Melker - he has already been on track for the racing stable from Berlin in 2010 at the GP3 and wrote motor sports history being on the first pole position ever in this series - and Steindl for 2011. The request after the seats at the GP3 has grown bigger after the successful premier season. In the team from the German capital city they think about giving the last seat either to a Rookie (to figure out a two years plan) or to another experienced driver. "We are open for everything here and we already have promising contacts. We will figure out what's the best way", underlined Peter Mucke and Ralf Schumacher. "We would prefer to obligate the last driver yet this year because this way we can start with the winter testing program. That is the ground stone for success next year because of the expected level of performance."
After the very good test results and qualifying performances this season we are looking forward to transfer the speed continuously in the races as well in the 2011 season. "Generally we expect a more homogeneous drivers field, in that the drivers may not act "full of spirits" in the races like they did in 2010", thinks RSC Mucke team manager Michael Weiss. "Anyway we are very certain that we are fighting about the championship this time".