After a two-season gap, Signature made its return to Formula 3 at the end of last season, with some fine performances at Imola and during the FIA World Cup in Macau.
In 2015, Philippe Sinault’s team will enter two Dallara F3 single-seaters, driven by Volkswagen engines, in the category’s leading Championship, the extremely competitive FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP. The cars will be in the hands of two young hopefuls from international motorsport, Alexander Albon and Dorian Boccolacci, both drivers from the Junior LOTUS F1 TEAM programme. Champions in the making !
PHILIPPE SINAULT - TEAM PRINCIPAL SIGNATURE : "I am very, very happy and very honoured by the trust that LOTUS F1 TEAM JUNIOR has placed in me, by entrusting me with two of their protégés. Dorian and Alexander are making their first steps in F3 and getting the know the team; they have acclimatised very well to their new environment. Considering their performances and their involvement, their ambition is to follow in the footsteps of Esteban Ocon, winner of the 2014 Championship. Last year, at the end of the season, we managed to come back with a competitive technical package, and to be on the pace from the start. Two cars is a good format to compete in the FIA F3 CHAMPIONSHIP, with the possibility of adding a third car if we find a top quality driver. I would also like to thank our partners, without whom the F3 adventure could not have got underway again".
ALEXANDER ALBON (Signature F3 driver & Lotus F1 Team Junior driver) : " I am very happy to be joining the French SIGNATURE team. With their excellent record in both single-seaters and endurance, it is one of international motorsport’s leading teams. After three years in FR 2.0, I am just getting to know F3. We tested for the first time a few weeks ago. These first sessions were aimed more at understanding the car and getting to know how the team works, but I was also to spend some time working on my performance."
DORIAN BOCOLACCI (Signature F3 driver & Lotus F1 Team Junior driver) : " After just one year in single-seaters, in F4, I was discovering F3, just like Alexander. These first tests were a giant step for me ! I feel good with the team, which is very close and has a good spirit. I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of the Dallara F3 as soon as possible in order to improve my performance!"