Flavio Camponeschi, the Italian FaKart driver of Morsicani Team 3rd at the 2007 World Cup for KF2, is this year’s free Formula BMW Licence Course winner.
In the meantime, Formula BMW has created an all-European series, which will race as support programme of the elite FIA Formula One World Championship. Let's take a look at the provisional Formula BMW Europe 2008 calendar, with dates, venues and participating teams.
Flavio Camponeschi, the Italian FaKart driver of Morsicani Team 3rd at the 2007 World Cup for KF2, is this year’s free Formula BMW Licence Course winner. The free licence course selection, sponsored by Formula BMW Germany in collaboration with Vroom was organized at Round 5 of the Open Masters held on 22nd July in Val Vibrata (I). Flavio, who flew to Valencia on 8-9th August to drive the FB02, said the experience was unique: ‘This is the first time I drive a Formula car, and I must say it was very exciting. To start with we had an induction where FBMW instructors explained the basics of driving the FB02, and then we started practising the various techniques. The most difficult thing for me was the hill-toe technique, but they were really patient and supportive, so I got it in the end. The facilities were really impressive, and organization was nothing short of BMW excellent standards. I want to thank Vroom for organizing the selection, and Formula BMW for this great opportunity.’
Formula BMW people, impressed by Flavio’s performance, invited him to the Scholarship Qualifying Course, which grants a bourse of € 75,000.00 to the best four participants born between 1990 and 1992 for Formula BMW Europe 2008. We’ll keep an eye on him...
In the meantime, Formula BMW (as already announced on Vroom International July issue) has put together the British and German championships to create an all-European series, which will race as support programme of the elite FIA Formula One World Championship. But let’s take a look at the provisional Formula BMW Europe 2008 calendar, with dates, venues and participating teams.
Provisional calendar for Formula BMW Europe:
Date Event Venue
27th April GP Spain Barcelona
6th July GP Great Britain Silverstone
20th July GP Germany Hockenheim
3rd August GP Hungary Budapest
24th August GP Europe Valencia
7th September GP Belgium Spa-Francorchamps
14th September GP Italy Monza
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Participating teams in Formula BMW Europe:
Team Origin Commitment in 2007
AM-Holzer Rennsport GmbH GER Formula BMW Germany
DAMS SAS FRA GP2
Eifelland Racing GER Formula BMW Germany
Eurointernational ITA Formula BMW USA
Fisichella Motor Sport Int. ITA GP2
Fortec Motorsport Ltd. GBR Formula BMW UK
iSport International Ltd. GBR GP2
Josef Kaufmann Racing GER Formula BMW Germany
Motaworld Racing GBR Formula BMW UK
Mücke Motorsport GER Formula BMW Germany
Racing Engineering ESP GP2
Raikkonen Robertson Racing GBR Formula BMW UK
Team Loctite GBR Formula BMW UK
Formula BMW is the world’s leading entry-level class in Formula racing, which has seen Formula One drivers such as Timo Glock, Christian Klien, Nico Rosberg, Ralf Schumacher, Adrian Sutil and Sebastian Vettel refining their skills on the FB02. The Formula BMW World Final will be held in Valencia from 23rd to 25th November 2007. On 22nd November, last year’s winner, Christian Vietoris, will receive a test drive with the BMW Sauber F1 Team.