2010 Macau GP – Intro and Formula 3 Entry List

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Car on the crane - usual sight in Macau

There is still the 2010 F1 season to finish but the annual Macau GP (November 18-21, 2010) is also getting closer and closer. For those who may not know the street race weekend features the final round of FIA WTTC championship, Macau Motorcycle GP (definitely not suitable for fainthearted), Formula BMW Pacific, Macau GT Cup and few other support races. The star event however has since 1983 been the Formula 3 race (1983 winner – Ayrton Senna). The names on the entry list may not be the household ones yet but it may not take too long…

Since I started attending the Macau GP regularly I had the chance to watch in action guys like Bruno Senna (2007), Kamui Kobayashi (2007), Sebastian Vettel (2005), Lucas di Grassi (2005), Robert Kubica (2005), Adrian Sutil (2006), Jaime Alguersuari (2008), Sebastien Buemi (2007), Nico Hulkenberg (2007), Lewis Hamilton (2004), Nico Rosberg (2004).

In total 20 current Formula One drivers have raced in Macau GP F3 race (Kovalainen (2002), Trulli (1995), Button (1999), Webber (1997), Schumacher (1990), Heidfeld (1996), Barrichello (1991), Liuzzi (2002) and even Yamamoto (2001)). Macau GP is definitely worth watching.


Here is the provisional entry list for 2010 Macau GP F3 race (name, team, car, 2010 achievement):

1. Edoardo MORTARA – Signature – Dallara Volkswagen – 1st F3 Euro Series
2. Marco WITTMANN – Signature – Dallara Volkswagen – 2nd F3 Euro Series
3. Laurens VANTHOOR – Signature – Dallara Volkswagen – 6th F3 Euro Series
4. Daniel ABT – Signature – Dallara Volkswagen – 2nd ATS Formel 3
5. Jean-Eric VERGNE – Carlin – Dallara Volkswagen – 1st British F3
6. James CALADO – Carlin – Dallara Volkswagen – 2nd British F3
7. Jazeman JAAFAR – Carlin – Dallara Volkswagen – 12th British F3
8. Antonio Felix da COSTA – Carlin – Dallara Volkswagen – 7th F3 Euro Series
9. Yuji KUNIMOTO – Tom’s – Dallara Toyota – 1st Japan F3
10. Rafael SUZUKI – Tom’s – Dallara Toyota – 2nd Japan F3
11. Alexander SIMS – Räikkönen Robertson Racing – Dallara Mercedes – 4th F3 Euro Series
12. Felipe NASR – Räikkönen Robertson Racing – Dallara Mercedes – 5th British F3
13. Michael HO – Räikkönen Robertson Racing – Dallara Mercedes – 7th Euro F3 Open, 3rd China Touring Car Championship
14. Rio HARYANTO – Räikkönen Robertson Racing – Dallara Mercedes – 5th GP3 Series
15. Daniel JUNCADELLA – Prema Powerteam – Dallara Mercedes – 8th Euro F3 Series
16. Roberto MERHI – Prema Powerteam – Dallara Mercedes – 5th Euro F3 Series
17. Oliver WEBB – Fortec Motorsport – Dallara Mercedes – 3rd British F3
18. Will BULLER – Fortec Motorsport – Dallara Mercedes – 8th British F3
19. Lucas FORESTI – Fortec Motorsport – Dallara Mercedes – 13th British F3
20. Alexandre IMPERATORI – Toda Racing – Dallara Honda – 5th Japan F3
21. Yuhi SEKIGUCHI – Three Bond Racing – Dallara Nissan – 3rd Japan F3
22. Hideki YAMAUCHI – Hanashima Racing – Dallara Toyota – 6th Japan F3
23. Carlos HUERTAS – Hitech Racing – Dallara Volkswagen – 10th British F3
24. Carlos MUNOZ – Hitech Racing – Dallara Volkswagen – 9th F3 Euro Series
26. Renger van der ZANDE – Motopark Academy – Dallara Volkswagen – 21st GP3 Series
27. Kimiya SATO – Motopark Academy – Dallara Volkswagen – 4th Japan F3 National Class
28. Aaron FILGUERA – Motopark Academy – Dallara Volkswagen – 1st Euro F3 Open Class B
29. Adderly FONG – Sino Vision Racing – Dallara Mercedes – 16th British F3
30. Hywell LLOYD – CF Racing – Dallara Mercedes – 15th British F3
32. Felix ROSENQVIST – Performance Racing – Dallara Volkswagen – 5th ATS Formel 3

And here are links to my photos from previous two Macau GPs:

2008 Macau Grand Prix Pictures

2009 Macau Grand Prix Pictures

And for those who want to see more here is 23 minute onboard video (from GT Cup car):

Macau GP through the eyes of the driver from F1Wolf on Vimeo.

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