Rosenzweig Ready for 2009 Formula 3 Euro Campaign Former Snap-on Stars of Karting Series front runner Jake Rosenzweig recently signed with the powerhouse Carlin Motorsport squad for the 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series. The talented Massachusetts ...
Rosenzweig Ready for 2009 Formula 3 Euro Campaign
Former Snap-on Stars of Karting Series front runner Jake Rosenzweig recently signed with the powerhouse Carlin Motorsport squad for the 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series. The talented Massachusetts resident has progressed through several open and closed wheel series to reach one of the highest forms in motorsports in the entire world.
Rosenzweig, who raced the 2006 and 2007 season aboard the ultra competitive CRG chassis, scored multiple podium results throughout the two seasons of competition at the Snap-on Stars of Karting Series. Claiming an eighth in the overall national title chase in 2006, Rosenzweig focused on the Intercontinental A (ICA) national championship in 2007 by competing in both the East and West divisions of Stars of Karting action. Running up front everywhere he went, Rosenzweig was a threat for victory and could be seen atop the time charts in most instances.
The East division championship brought the front runner his best results while he went on to claim a second place result in that championship. In the West, some strong runs mixed with bad luck would see the CRG pilot claim the fifth championship position before heading to the National Finals. With everything on the line, Rosenzweig claimed two fourth place results in the final events of 2007 narrowly missing out on the championship to rival Scott Jenkins.
The now 19-year-old Formula Renault graduate will partner with British F3 race-winner Brendon Hartley in Europe as Carlin Motorsports adopts Volkswagen power in the series this year.
"Last year was a good opportunity to familiarize myself with single seater racing in Europe and I'm now looking forward to making the step up to F3 with Carlin," stated Rosenzweig, who tested with Carlin at Valencia in Spain just before Christmas.
"The Euro Series is one of the most competitive championships and the combination of a large amount of testing, an impressive calendar and a drive with Carlin represent a great opportunity at this stage in my career."
Team owner Trevor Carlin added, "Jake came to us for a speculative test at Valencia and we were immediately impressed with his approach and technical understanding.
He has the raw pace and talent to be an asset to the team this year and we look forward to working with him and developing him into a front-running driver. Jake will have a great teammate in the form of Brendon Hartley and I'm sure we can expect some great results from both of them."
Though the word of car racing can be very lucrative, Rosenzweig offered this advice to all Stars of Karting competitors; "I would recommend staying in top flight karting as long as possible. I feel that over 11 years in karting, I learned how to `race'. Now all I am doing is learning to drive these cars fast and trying to move up the ranks! I think that jumping to low level club car racing at a young age is a tough decision for most and honestly a mistake. One has to hit the car world hard and fast and make progress quickly and there is nothing better than learning the dynamics in the top level of karting."
The Snap-on Stars of Karting Series competitors and officials would like to wish Jake Rosenzweig the best of luck in 2009.