Olivier Tielemans Will Test in FIA International F3000, The Road To Formula 1! Rotterdam, February 12th 2004 - Yesterday Olivier Tielemans had his seat fitting at MA-CON Motorsport in preparation to compete in the prestigious 2004 FIA ...
Olivier Tielemans Will Test in FIA International F3000, The Road To Formula 1!
Rotterdam, February 12th 2004 - Yesterday Olivier Tielemans had his seat fitting at MA-CON Motorsport in preparation to compete in the prestigious 2004 FIA International F3000 championship.
Tielemans and MA-CON Motorsport came to an agreement and Olivier is to be promoted from Formula Renault 2000, where the Dutchman scored some impressive results in the strong Benelux Championship. In his first year in Formula Renault 2000 he finished 5th overall and 4th in the junior class.
Olivier started with Karting when he was seven. After he graduated in 2001 from the International School in Cambridge, he got his racing license at the Michel Bleekemolen Race School. In 2002 he moved to Italy where he competed in the Formula Renault 1600 championship for the Tomcat Racing Team. Last year he drove for MP Motorsports in the Benelux Formula Renault 2000 championship and now a dream comes true for the 19-year old Olivier Tielemans: "The FIA International F3000 championship is a class of strong competition and very good drivers. This year will be a learning year for me and I will do the best I can to help the team and my German team mate Tony Schmidt, so that we can score important points for the championship. My ambition in motorsport is to realize the highest possible. This is a huge possibility for me. I am taking over the car of Nicolas Kiesa (winner Monaco 2003) and he made it to F1 last year as team mate of Jos Verstappen!"
The manager of Olivier, Casper Wempe, made sure that the youngster prepared himself the last couple of months physically and mentally, at the 'Esporta' Health Club in Oxford. His personal trainer, James Milligan, of Driverperformance is very enthousiastic about Olivier's progress and possibilities of his staying-power and endurance.
Team MA-CON Motorsport was established by Marian Hamprecht at the end of 2001. From the early 90's the German had many successes with Formula Opel Lotus, Formula Renault and Formula 3. This year he decided to invest all his efforts and expertise for the FIA International F3000 championship. The team has it's HQ at Dortmund and will be managed by teamowner Hamprecht and teammanager Sam Boyle, providing more than 20 years of motorsport experience. The team is part of the MA-CON Management-Consulting GMBH and is engaged in project development, trade and sale & consulting in the carindustry. Hamprecht: "I am delighted that we have secured the services of Olivier with our goals clearly being to retain both Championships. Olivier is very young, intelligent and demonstrated to have sufficient speed during the Formula Renault 2000 season. I am convinced that he can adapt very soon to the FIA International F3000 championship."
Olivier cannot wait to make his first kilometers: "Yesterday I was in Dortmund for a seat fitting at the factory. Next Monday we will run a three- day test at Jerez (Spain) to get used to the 480 bhp strong Lola B02/50 F3000!"