Conor Daly earns ride in Masters of Formula 3 event

Team release

Highly-rated American driver Conor Daly will join Double R Racing for the RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 event at Zandvoort in The Netherlands this weekend, July 14th & 15th, where he will partner with team regular, Geoff Uhrhane for Europe's blue riband F3 race meeting.

Daly, the 20-year-old son of former FIA Formula One World Championship and IndyCar racer Derek, is currently sixth overall in the GP3 Series driver standings with one win to his credit from the second round of the season at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

Conor Daly celebrates after a runner-up finish at Silverstone last week
Conor Daly celebrates after a runner-up finish at Silverstone last week

Photo by: GP3 Media Service

This weekend's outing in one of Double R's Dallara-Mercedes cars will mark the American's maiden run in Formula 3 and will come straight off the back of his second data aero-mapping test with the Sahara Force India F1 Team which is taking place at Duxford Aerodrome today, Thursday, July 12th.

"Conor's a great name to have out there in the Masters this weekend and we're absolutely delighted to be running him alongside Geoff," said Double R Racing team principal Anthony 'Boyo' Hieatt. "It's going to be great working with Conor, we've known about him a long time and almost did a deal a couple of years ago."

"From his F1 test with Force India today, he'll be heading down to us at Woking and then we drive straight across to Zandvoort ready for the practice there tomorrow. Hopefully we'll all have a good weekend. We're sure Conor's going to do a great job."

Two practice sessions at Zandvoort are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, July 13th, with qualifying taking place on Saturday, July 14th, at 11:45 (5:45AM EDT) and 15:40 (9:40AM EDT). On Sunday, July 15th, the RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 race itself will get underway at 14:00 (8:00AM EDT).

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Series F3
Drivers Conor Daly , Geoff Uhrhane
Teams Force India
Article type Breaking news
Tags daly, f3, masters, zandvoort