Avila ready to rumble at 51st Macau Grand Prix - FIA F3 Intercontinental Cup 17-year old Rodolfo Avila is all geared up for a sensational Formula 3 debut, where he will compete against the world's best F3 drivers in the FIA F3 - Intercontinental...
Avila ready to rumble at 51st Macau Grand Prix - FIA F3 Intercontinental Cup
17-year old Rodolfo Avila is all geared up for a sensational Formula 3 debut, where he will compete against the world's best F3 drivers in the FIA F3 - Intercontinental Cup at the 51st Macau Grand Prix. The young Macanese had been intensively testing with crack British team Carlin Motorsport and is ready to take on this new challenge at the notoriously-renowned Chinese' enclave street circuit.
"I'm quite anxious to make my debut. The training has been extensive through the amount of testing I've made and I learned a lot with my team. The level of competition in Europe is very different from the more familiar Asian environment but I'm ready to carry the colors of Macau for this prestigious event", narrated Avila, the youngest driver in the F3 field. Two years ago, then only 15, Avila made history at the 49th Macau Grand Prix for being the youngest driver in this prestigious event in its 51st year in the running without interruptions.
The only driver without any F3 race experience, Avila admits that the added pressure of racing in home ground can easily break one's focus but "I've been dwelling on this opportunity and the career rewards it can bring me or anyone who succeeds in Macau. To say the least, I am bent on keeping my focus as I aim to achieve the best possible finish position as can be. This, by far, is the most important race event in my career" added Avila. Through the years, the Macau Grand Prix has been equally known as a vital testing ground for future Formula 1 stars.
Thirty-two other drivers from all over the world are expected to battle it out at streets of Macau as the 51st Macau Grand Prix F3 Intercontinental Cup goes underway on the third weekend of this month.