.... for promising 17-year-old Felipe Guimarães.
The 17-year-old Brazilian competed last year in the South American Formula 3 Championship,achieving one pole position, two race wins and six further podiums on his way to finishingfourth in his debut season, racing against more experienced drivers.
The young gun from Brasilia is recognized as one of Brazil’s brightest young talents and, overthe winter, joined the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, undertaking the rookie driver role for thefinal three events for A1 Team Brazil, which is headed up by Emerson Fittipaldi.
Guimarães has therefore joined Adam Khan in Valencia for the third round of the Euroseries3000 and has taken part yesterday to a common test session. He immediately found a goodfeeling with the car and the team and impressed the F.3000 paddock leading part of theafternoon session where he then finished 5 th overall.
Gianluca Pomozzi (TP Formula): "We are extremely pleased to welcome a promising youngdriver as Felipe in our team; moreover he comes from the home country of many motorsportlegends! We have worked hard in order to arrange a second car in time for Valencia and weare really looking forward to the week-end"
Emerson Fittipaldi: “A major objective of our work at A1 Team Brazil is to nurture youngBrazilian talent, so that we can be in a position to draw on this talent pool for the A1GP series.Felipe is a driver that we have pinpointed as we believe he has a lot of talent to give, and hehas demonstrated his capabilities with his achievements in the South American F3Championship. Racing in the Euroseries 3000 is going to be invaluable for his development indriving at this level, and I give him my full support.”