Malaysian driver Weiron Tan will make his Formula 3 debut this weekend in Oschersleben, Germany. - Filepic
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian driver Weiron Tan will make his Formula 3 debut this weekend in Oschersleben, Germany, as he begins his bid to clinch the German Formula 3 Cup with the Van Amersfoort Racing team.
He is the second Malaysian in the German Formula 3 this season, with Nabil Jeffri driving for Team Motopark.
Weiron’s newest challenge comes after a successful racing campaign in the Protyre Formula Renault BARC championship last year, where he finished runner-up after a season which saw him notch up five race wins, four further podiums and six pole positions.
This season’s German Formula 3 Cup will be held over eight weekends, taking in celebrated German circuits like Nurburgring, Hockenheim and Lausitzring. One of the weekend races will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Each weekend will see the drivers competing in three races.
The Holland-based Van Amersfoort Racing team are competing in both the German Formula 3 Cup and the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.
They are previous title winners of the Formula Renault 2.0 Holland championship and have won the driver’s championships in German Formula Three on four occasions.
“It is going to be my first Formula 3 race this weekend at Oschersleben and I can’t be more excited than I am now,” said Weiron.
“I’ve trained very hard during the winter to get my weight down and the team had also worked extremely hard to get the car ready and prepared for winter testing, which went really well.
“I feel prepared and ready to compete for the title. Of course, it will be a whole new experience and there will be a lot to learn but I will do my best.”