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Old 03-17-2013, 03:13 PM   #31
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Testing continues in Barcelona - my ride at 17 wasn't nearly this cool.



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Old 03-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #32
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:30 PM   #33
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In the US

Victor lost his sponsor in Europe so he's looking for a US ride in the F2000 series.

http://www.f2000championshipseries.com

Uh.....anyone have an extra $50,000-$65,000 to spare?

He flew to Florida in anticipation of a test ride at Sebring but the team that he was supposed to ride with canceled at the last minute. Victor's dad scrambled around and got his a test ride with another team.

Damn kid went out and came close to setting a record lap time! Needless to say, this team is impressed.

Next up is another test at Barber in a week or so.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:36 PM   #34
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Coming to the US!

Well, this is certainly good news. The kid is coming to the US to drive in the USF2000 series and will race at various venues in the US during the 2014 season.

I'm making plans to perhaps fly to Indy and then, my wife and I will likely fly to SFO to see him race at Sonoma in August.

I'm not sure if it's official so I won't mention the team that he'll be driving for in a public forum but as soon as it's official, I'll post a note here.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:37 PM   #35
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Well, this is certainly good news. The kid is coming to the US to drive in the USF2000 series and will race at various venues in the US during the 2014 season.

I'm making plans to perhaps fly to Indy and then, my wife and I will likely fly to SFO to see him race at Sonoma in August.

I'm not sure if it's official so I won't mention the team that he'll be driving for in a public forum but as soon as it's official, I'll post a note here.

Cool, I had a friend get his start in that series and he learned alot. It is good racing, for what is considered a budget. HA HA to that concept. Unfortunately, a back injury cut his racing career short. Too bad, he could wheel. Let's hope this is just a stepping stone to greater things for him!
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:12 AM   #36
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Cool, I had a friend get his start in that series and he learned alot. It is good racing, for what is considered a budget. HA HA to that concept. Unfortunately, a back injury cut his racing career short. Too bad, he could wheel. Let's hope this is just a stepping stone to greater things for him!
Yeah - budget my ass. I was reviewing his contract last night - it's not a cheap proposition. Know anyone with an extra $50k who might want to sponsor a racer?
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Well, this is certainly good news. The kid is coming to the US to drive in the USF2000 series and will race at various venues in the US during the 2014 season.

I'm making plans to perhaps fly to Indy and then, my wife and I will likely fly to SFO to see him race at Sonoma in August.

I'm not sure if it's official so I won't mention the team that he'll be driving for in a public forum but as soon as it's official, I'll post a note here.
Good luck, Victor!
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Yeah - budget my ass. I was reviewing his contract last night - it's not a cheap proposition. Know anyone with an extra $50k who might want to sponsor a racer?
If I knew that.....real hard to find sponsors at the moment. Even the big guys are struggling securing it, and they offer a lot of exposure. I wish I could direct you...but the traditional modes are not so great at the moment. The racing resume getting a check is very difficult.

My advice...try and get the young man in front of regional decision makers. Sometimes it is more emotion than business and if they take a liking to him...he will be set. Networking they like to call it, but it is the best bet right now. Mid size, or expanding market opportunities would be my focus. Preferably the later, so they can grow alongside him. There is a major benefit to continuity for the sponsor and the driver. AS long as he remains a good advocate for them.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:05 PM   #39
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Let's go racing....

Victor sent us a note yesterday to confirm that he'll be racing this weekend in the F3 Brazil Open at Interlagos with Hitech Racing. Pretty cool.

Thursday's update....

Link: http://f3brazilopen.com/versao2014/?p=1089

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"The edition 2014 of the F-3 Brazil Open marks the return of Victor Franzoni (pictured right) to Brazil after a passage of two seasons for the European Formula Renault. Participant Open 2012 with a car category Light, he admitted to have surprised the monoposto the main category - much faster cornering.

"It's good to be back in Brazil, and participate in the Open is being a great opportunity to compete at a high level while still not set my target in 2014. This has been my first experience with the F309 chassis and was amazed at the ability of this car to carry corner speed. My first run-off has been very fast, but unfortunately I had a battery problem in the second, which prevented me from closing the first session of the nearest best time. So I expect a good performance on Friday, "said the pilot."

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Old 01-16-2014, 07:22 PM   #40
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Practice times

I suppose these are fastest laps - the second session times were much slower. I'm guessing that it must have rained.

Yeah, I know...rain in Sao Paulo. What are the odds?

Training 01

1) Felipe Guimarães (Hitech Racing / A), 1min31s886
2) John Simonyan (Cesario Formula / A), 1min32s013
3) Lukas Moraes (R & R Weissach / Light), 1min32s846
4) Victor Franzoni (Hitech Racing / A), 1min32s908
5) Artur Fortunato (Cesario Formula / Light), 1min33s164
6) Raphael Raucci (R & R Weissach / A), 1min34s679
7) Nicholas Silva (EMB Racing / Light), 1min35s287
8) Fernando Galera (Prop Car / Light), 1min35s774
9) Victor Miranda (R & R Weissach / Light), 1min41s433
10) Leandro Florenzo (Capital Motorsports / Light) without time

Training 02
1) Felipe Guimarães (Hitech Racing / A), 1min42s378
2) Victor Franzoni (Hitech Racing / A), 1min42s601
3) John Simonyan (Cesario Formula / A), 1min43s803
4) Leandro Florenzo (Capital Motorsports / Light), 1min44s803
5) Artur Fortunato (Cesario Formula / Light), 1min44s905
6) Fernando Galera (Prop Car / Light), 1min45s009
7) Raphael Raucci (R & R Weissach / A), 1min45s971
8) Victor Miranda (R & R Weissach / Light), 1min46s836
9) Lukas Moraes (R & R Weissach / Light) without time
10) Nicholas Silva (EMB Racing / Light) without time
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Nice. F1 times at Interlagos, in the rain, were about 1:27 - 1:30, so his 1:42 is pretty impressive in a lower spec car. Dry times in F1 are 1:15, 1:16, so he's haulin' the mail.

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I suppose these are fastest laps - the second session times were much slower. I'm guessing that it must have rained.

Yeah, I know...rain in Sao Paulo. What are the odds?

Training 01

1) Felipe Guimarães (Hitech Racing / A), 1min31s886
2) John Simonyan (Cesario Formula / A), 1min32s013
3) Lukas Moraes (R & R Weissach / Light), 1min32s846
4) Victor Franzoni (Hitech Racing / A), 1min32s908
5) Artur Fortunato (Cesario Formula / Light), 1min33s164
6) Raphael Raucci (R & R Weissach / A), 1min34s679
7) Nicholas Silva (EMB Racing / Light), 1min35s287
8) Fernando Galera (Prop Car / Light), 1min35s774
9) Victor Miranda (R & R Weissach / Light), 1min41s433
10) Leandro Florenzo (Capital Motorsports / Light) without time

Training 02
1) Felipe Guimarães (Hitech Racing / A), 1min42s378
2) Victor Franzoni (Hitech Racing / A), 1min42s601
3) John Simonyan (Cesario Formula / A), 1min43s803
4) Leandro Florenzo (Capital Motorsports / Light), 1min44s803
5) Artur Fortunato (Cesario Formula / Light), 1min44s905
6) Fernando Galera (Prop Car / Light), 1min45s009
7) Raphael Raucci (R & R Weissach / A), 1min45s971
8) Victor Miranda (R & R Weissach / Light), 1min46s836
9) Lukas Moraes (R & R Weissach / Light) without time
10) Nicholas Silva (EMB Racing / Light) without time
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:21 PM   #42
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Nice. F1 times at Interlagos, in the rain, were about 1:27 - 1:30, so his 1:42 is pretty impressive in a lower spec car. Dry times in F1 are 1:15, 1:16, so he's haulin' the mail.

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Cool - thanks for the reference points.
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Victor is just off the pole for the qualifiers which start early this afternoon:

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Defending champion F3 Brazil Open, Felipe Guimarães, will keep his favoritism for the 2014 edition of the tournament - being played at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo this weekend. Fastest free practice performed on Thursday, brasiliense pilot remained in front in qualifying conducted early this Friday afternoon at the track.

With a turn 1m31s327, Guimarães guaranteed the right to drop the pole position of the first two rounds of the Open, the "qualifying" calls. The sum of these two points is evidence that will set the starting grid of the Pre-Final, which in turn determines the starting order of the decisive race, scheduled for Sunday.

"It's always good to be on pole position. It means that things are on track. Got an advantage in terms of lap time on my opponents and it makes me more confident. But that does not mean we can relax. Let's do our part, because what counts is the race on Sunday. Have to get right to the end, "said the pole position.

In F3 Brazil Open, the pilots 'lose points' in the first two races of the weekend. The winner of each race loses zero points, the second loses two, the third loses three and so on. The ranking, from those who lose less points, so that the grid is the third race of the weekend. The winner is whoever wins the fourth and final round, regardless of past performance.

This format helps drivers in the development of the cars during the weekend, and allows everyone to come in better conditions in contention for the title. Especially those that use the Open as the first contact with the Formula 3 car. This is the case of the São Paulo Victor Franzoni that although he disputed the Open in 2012 (the category Light), runs for the first time with the F-309 Dallara of the main class.

"I like this format. For those who have no experience with the car, it allows you to work through their own races and everyone gets stronger and with real title chances in the final ", said the pilot, the second fastest qualifying.

"It was a nice workout. Unable to seize the first set of tires because, in fact, was the first time I walked with new tires in Formula 3. So I did not get them on edge, especially in the middle of the curve, which is where it has more grip. With the second game has improved a lot and I was closer to Felipe (Guimarães). I think it's a natural improvement, adaptation to the car, "added Franzoni.

The first race of the F3 Brazil Open 2014 will be played later on Friday, from 16:30. Click here to see the schedule of the weekend and here to follow the live-timing evidence.

See who will be the top 10 on the grid of the first two races:

1) Felipe Guimarães (Hitech Racing / A), 1min31s327 (169.855 km / h);
2) Victor Franzoni (Hitech Racing / A), 1min31s825;
3) Lukas Moraes (R & R Weissach / B), 1min32s258;
4) Artur Fortunato ( Cesario Formula / B), 1min32s587;
5) John Simonsnyan (Cesario Formula / A), 1min32s935;
6) Fernando Galera (Prop Car Racing / B), 1min33s181;
7) Raphael Raucci (R & R Weissach / A), 1min33s396;
8) Nicolas Silva (EMB Racing / B), 1min33s844;
9) Leandro Florenzo (Capital Motorsport / B), 1min34s086;
10) Victor Miranda (Weissach R & R / B), 1min35s477.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:50 AM   #44
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If you're bored and like to watch numbers of a screen, there's live timing here:

http://live.racingcrono.com.br/2/

Should be good for about 10 more minutes. Victor is running second behind Felipe and they're about 20 seconds in front of the pack. He should have a clean track to make a move late in the race.

Edit: looks like Victor finished 2nd behind Felipe. Time was 30:00.091 for Felipe and Victor was 1.555 behind. Speeds were 157.553 and 157.946. Victor did have the fastest lap though - no trophies for that.

They were 40+ seconds ahead of 3rd-5th.
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Car issues today - something broke - trying to find more details. Big race tomorrow though.
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