2009 Macau GP – Formula 3 Entry List

2008 Macau GP

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It is less than 2 weeks to go to 2009 Macau Grand Prix. The highlight of the weekend has been since 1983 the Formula 3 race often featuring future F1 drivers. The list of former Macau GP winners includes names such as Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Ralf Schumacher, Takuma Sato. Several drivers on 2009 F1 grid raced in Macau in the past – Sebastian Vettel, Adrian Sutil, Kamui Kobayashi, Robert Kubica, Kazuki Nakajima, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Nelson Piquet jr, Jenson Button, Sebastien Bourdais, Mark Webber, Nick Heidfeld, Jarno Trulli, Giancarlo Fisichella, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastien Buemi, Romain Grosjean and as recently as last year also Jaime Alguersuari. We can also add the 2010 F1 rookies Bruno Senna (Campos META) and Nico Hulkenberg (Williams) – both raced in Macau in 2007.


So, let’s have a look and the provisional entry list for 2009 Macau GP Formula 3 race:

(Driver, Nationality, Team, Car, Engine, 2009 Season Result)

1. Marcus ERICSSON – SWE – Tom’s – Dallara – Toyota-Tom’s – 1st Japan F3
2. Takuto IGUCHI – JPN – Tom’s – Dallara – Toyota-Tom’s – 2nd Japan F3
3. Jules BIANCHI – FRA – ART Grand Prix – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 1st F3 Euro Series
4. Valtteri BOTTAS – FIN – ART Grand Prix – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 3rd F3 Euro Series
5. Sam BIRD – GBR – ART Grand Prix – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 6th F3 Euro Series
6. Daniel RICCIARDO – AUS – Carlin – Dallara – Volkswagen – 1st British F3
7. Brendon HARTLEY – NZL – Carlin – Dallara – Volkswagen – 11th F3 Euro Series
8. Max CHILTON – GBR – Carlin – Dallara – Volkswagen – 4th British F3
9. Henry ARUNDEL – GBR – Carlin – Dallara – Volkswagen – 9th British F3
10. Kei COZZOLINO – ITA – Toda Racing – Dallara – Honda-Toda – 4th Japan F3
11. Mika MAKI – FIN – Hitech Racing – Dallara – Volkswagen – 6th F3 Euro Series
12. Wayne BOYD – GBR – Hitech Racing – Dallara – Volkswagen – 12th British F3
14. Jean-Karl VERNAY – FRA – Signature – Dallara – Volkswagen – 5th F3 Euro Series
15. Laurens VANTHOOR – BEL – Signature – Dallara – Volkswagen – 1st ATS Formel 3
16. Edoardo MORTARA – ITA – Signature – Dallara – Volkswagen – 14th GP2 Series
17. Renger van der ZANDE – NED – Räikkönen Robertson – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 3rd British F3
18. Alexander SIMS – GBR – Räikkönen Robertson – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 4th F3 Euro Series
19. Kevin CHEN – TPE – Räikkönen Robertson – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 20th British F3
20. Michael HO – MAC – Manor Motorsport – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 5th Formula V6 Asia
21. Carlos HUERTAS – COL – Manor Motorsport – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 7th British F3
22. Roberto MERHI – ESP – Manor Motorsport – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 7th F3 Euro Series
23. Yuji KUNIMOTO – JPN – NOW Motor Sports – Dallara – Toyota-Tom’s – 3rd Japan F3
24. Koki SAGA – JPN – Le Beausset Motorsports – Dallara – Toyota- Tom’s – 6th Japan F3
25. Victor GARCIA – ESP – Fortec Motorsport – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 14th British F3
26. Daniel MCKENZIE – GBR – Fortec Motorsport – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 1st British F3 National Class
27. Jake ROSENZWEIG – USA – Fortec Motorsport – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 18th F3 Euro Series
28. Stefano COLETTI – MON – Prema Powerteam – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 10th F3 Euro Series
29. Daniel ZAMPIERI – ITA – Prema Powerteam – Dallara – Mercedes-HWA – 1st Italian F3
30. Stef DUSSELDORP – NED – Kolles & Heinz Union – Dallara – Volkswagen – 2nd ATS Formel 3 Cup
31. Alexandre IMPERATORI – SUI – Kolles & Heinz Union – Dallara – Volkswagen – 3rd Japan F3 National Class

Edoardo Mortara and Stefano Colleti raced in the main GP2 series this season while several other drivers listed above are competing in the current GP2 Asia series – Max Chilton, Sam Bird, Marcus Ericsson, Jules Bianchi …

Besides the Formula 3 race the 56th Macau GP program includes FIA WTTC race (featuring Yvan Muller, Andy Priaulx, Tiago Monteiro, Alex Zanardi etc), Formula BMW Pacific, GT Cup (featuring among others also the former Minardi F1 driver Alex Yoong) as well as the Macau Motorcycle GP.

56th Macau GP is on from 19 – 22 November 2009.

Here are few 2008 Macau GP posts:

On board footage (GT Cup) , Formula 3 video highlights and some photos.

Photo: F1Wolf.com

3 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mr. c.No Gravatar says:

    sounds good.  have never watched this race, nor know anything about it, but if it’s available online anywhere… i’m in!

  2. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    I just recognize three names: Brendon Hartley, Roberto Merhi and Edoardo Mortara. Before these race had more known names :S

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      I just recognize three names: Brendon Hartley, Roberto Merhi and Edoardo Mortara. Before these race had more known names :S

      Perhaps, but those more known names of before usually became known few years after they appeared in Macau :-) You can say that few years ago there were Kubica, Vettel, Sutil, but how many people outside the hardcore fans had any idea who these guys were ? Last year there was Alguersuari and the only reason I noticed him was his really difficult to pronounce name :-)

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