Formula Master bulletin


Media information: 11 July 2008  

JD Motorsport's Chris van der Drift was back at the top of the timesheets in this afternoon's Formula Master free practice session, setting a best time of 1:33.424.  

Jenzer Motorsport's Fabio Leimer was close behind, completing his best lap in 1:33.432, whilst Tim Sandtler posted a best time of 1:33.658 for ISR.  

Formula Master - Estoril Free Practice two1. Chris van der Drift (NED), JD Motorsport (#6), 1:33.424 2. Fabio Leimer (SUI), Jenzer Motorsport (#23), 1:33.432 3. Tim Sandtler (GER), ISR (#19), 1:33.658 4. Pablo Sanchez Lopez (MEX), Cram Competition (#2), 1:34.096 5. Michael Ammermüller (GER), Iris Project (#27), 1:34.115 6. Sergey Afanasiev (RUS), JD Motorsport (#5), 1:34.245 7. Vladimir Arabadzhiev (BUL), JD Motorsport (#4), 1:34.264 8. Daniel Mancinelli (ITA), Euronova Racing (#46), 1:34.294 9. Arturo Llobell (ESP), Cram Competition (#1), 1:34.296 10. Alejandro Núñez (ESP), Trident Racing (#33), 1:34.351 11. Norbert Siedler (AUT), ADM Motorsport (#17), 1:34.447 12. Kasper Andersen (DEN), Trident Racing (#32), 1:34.462 13. Harald Schlegelmilch (LAT), Trident Racing (#31), 1:34.549 14. Filip Salaquarda (CZH), ISR (#18), 1:34.748 15. David Rigon (ITA), ADM Motorsport (#7), 1:34.780 16. Yuhi Sekiguchi (JAP), Euronova Racing (#45), 1:34.830 17. Matei Mihaescu (ROM), Jenzer Motorsport (#24), 1:34.872 18. Luca Persiani (ITA), Scuderia Famà (#25), 1:34.918 19. Frankie Provenzano (ITA), ADM Motorsport (#21), 1:35.086 20. Tor Graves (GBR), Team JVA (#30), 1:35.198 21. Josef Kral (CZH), Team JVA (#29), 1:35.221 22. Michele Caliendo (ITA), ADM Motorsport (#22), 1:35.829 23. Marcello Puglisi (ITA), Pro Motorsport (#9), 1:36.01224. Tomas Pivoda (CZH), Euronova (#35), 1:36.878

Weather/Track: Bright 23°/ Dry 29°

Eurosport's coverage of the Formula Master race weekend in Portugal, will begin Saturday 12 July with race one shown live at 13:00 (CET) on Eurosport International and Asia Pacific. Sunday's race two will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2 and Asia Pacific at 16:30 (CET).  

Formula Master's inaugural season in 2007 delivered some of the year's best racing with the Series' concept of offering young, aspiring drivers the chance to establish themselves on an international stage proving a great success already.

2007 statistics

FIA WTCC partner series 18 million TV viewers on Eurosport 16 hours LIVE coverage on Eurosport 367,000 attending spectators Eight events - 16 races Eight European destinations 40 drivers - 19 countries represented 30 cars on average for each event Inaugural race at Valencia, Spain on 19 May 2007 Inaugural Champion Jérôme D'Ambrosio (BEL), Cram Competition Inaugural race winner Salvatore Gatto (ITA), Alan Racing Youngest race winner Pablo Sanchez Lopez (MEX), Alan Racing Eight different race winners Six different pole setters 16 different drivers have led a race 15 different drivers have stepped onto the Formula Master podium 30 drivers in the points

N.Technology's Formula Master race car features Magneti Marelli hydraulic gearbox control system with gearbox and clutch wheel paddles control. With advanced aerodynamics, it weighs just 550kg including the driver and runs on control tyres by Yokohama.

The first car in the world to secure 2008 FIA F3 homologation, the Formula Master single-seater has generated excitement from all sectors thanks to its dynamic styling, light-weight body and powerful Honda K20A engine.

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