Felix Rosenqvist will take part in the 2013 RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort, as he makes his third consecutive start in the prestigious standalone event. Rosenqvist became the first Swede ever to win the Dutch classic with a triumphant performance on his debut in 2011, and is once again set to represent his regular outfit Mücke Motorsport. The 21-year-old will head into the blue-riband race sitting in second place overall in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship standings, having installed himself in the F3 history books with an emphatic clean-sweep of victories at the latest round of the season in Austria.
“It feels great to be back on the RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 grid again this year,” says Felix Rosenqvist. “My 2011 win remains one of my fondest memories, and – considering our recent form in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship – we have reason to be optimistic about our chances. Still, I am absolutely convinced that this will mark a real challenge for us. We will be racing on different tyres to those we use during the rest of the season, and that has a very significant impact on the car. Having said that, however, we did gather plenty of data last year, and that will hopefully allow us to field a strong package and fight for the win.”
The RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 is an esteemed highlight on the international junior single-seater calendar, and widely regarded as one of the two most important F3 events on the globe next to the end-of-season Macau Grand Prix in China. Apart from Rosenqvist, the list of previous winners includes the likes of Formula 1 stars Lewis Hamilton, Paul di Resta, Nico Hulkenberg, Jules Bianchi and Valtteri Bottas.
“We are excited to return to the RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 together with Felix next month,” says Peter Mücke (Mücke Motorsport team principal). “He heads into the race as the only previous winner on the grid on the back of our 2011 victory, and he is certainly one of the favourites again this time around. Felix’s European Championship results speak for themselves – what he did in Austria last time out was absolutely spectacular – and we will do everything we can to keep it all up at Zandvoort.”
The RTL GP Masters of Formula 3 takes place on July 5-7.
Photo by Mattias Persson.