The 2014 champion and runners-up of the Euroformula Open season were awarded their well-deserved prizes on Friday evening, December 26, in Madrid, Spain. The ceremony took place within the “Gala de Campeones” of the Spanish Motorsports Federation (RFEA) and was held in the building of the Spanish Olympic committee (COE), hosted be FIA Vice President Carlos Gracia.
Rayong based Thai racer Sandy Stuvik, Artur Janosz, from Poland, and Alex Palou, from Spain, collected their prizes after finishing first, second and third respectively in the Euroformula Open standings after a closely-fought and exciting 2014 season. RP Motorsport representatives, headed by Niki Rocca, were present to receive the team trophy achieved after winning eight rounds in the series.
(From left) Euroformula Open drivers Alex Palou, Sandy Stuvik and Artur Janosz pose with Niki Rocca of RP motorsport during the FIA awards ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Dec. 26.
Stuvik commented after receiving his trophy, “I am so proud to be first Thai ever to be crowned European F3 champion. I have been waiting and fighting for this for the whole year and finally I could do it! Of course, my ultimate goal is Formula 1. Next year (2015) I would like to step up to GP2 and hope we can get enough sponsors to make it happen. If we can, it would be the first time a Thai has raced in GP2. This would be a great step for us in Thailand.”
Sandy races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Dacon Inspection Services and the Sports Authority of Thailand.
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