Raikkonen Robertson Racing will once again run a three car team this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, but it will be Taiwanese driver Kevin Chen racing alongside the team’s regular drivers of Carlos Huertas and Daisuke Nakajima.

Making his British F3 debut will be Kevin Chen, who as previous experience in GP2 Asian and Formula V6.  Chen will be making his European debut on one of the world’s best circuits at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend.  The Taiwanese racer has the benefit of just one day behind the wheel of the Raikkonen Robertson Dallara, so will face a tough learning curve this weekend.

Last time out at Donington, F3 rookie Huertas demonstrated how much he has learnt in the first half of the season, with an impressive performance in qualifying which put him in a F3 career best fourth place on the grid for race one and sixth for race two.   The 18 year-old racer also put in a strong race performance to take two competitive fourth place finishes to improve his standing in the drivers’ championship.

Team mate Nakajima also put in a strong performance to take two top ten finishes.   The Honda backed driver will be aiming for a podium at Spa-Francorchamps, despite never having raced at the F1 circuit before.

Speaking about the team’s level of performance, Raikkonen Robertson Team Principal Anthony Hieatt said, “Carlos did a great job last time out at Donington.  He was on the pace from the outset; he qualified well and raced brilliantly against more experienced drivers to replicate his best ever result in both races.  There’s no reason why Carlos along with Daisuke shouldn’t be aiming for the podium this weekend.   Once again we have a new driver with us this weekend at Spa, and we’ll be helping Kevin get to grips with British F3 as quickly as possible.”

In a departure from the normal British F3 race schedule, practice and qualifying for race one will take place on Thursday, while qualifying for race two, together with race one will take place on Friday.  Race two will conclude the weekend on Saturday morning.