Thailand’s prospective Formula 1 racing driver, Sandy Stuvik will debut this coming weekend in the highly competitive world of European Formula 3. The young driver from Phuket, who just turned 18 years old, has signed for the Formula 3 Open series with the championship winning Italian RP Motorsport team. During the off season, Stuvik practiced with RP Motorsport at Paul Ricard, Jerez, Varano and Mugello circuits and is also taking part with several F1 and GP2 drivers in a physically demanding training camp over several weeks at Italy’s Shape Driver center to ensure optimal fitness for the season start.
Early testing has shown that the Thai driver has taken the step up to the new high down-force F312 cars very well and has been able to post times which are encouraging for a championship challenge in his first season.
Sandy Stuvik will make his first appearance in European Formula 3 at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France this weekend.
The European F3 Open counts some of the best drivers from all over the world and with 26 F3 cars on the grid, the Thai driver will have to perform at his best to make it onto the podium. Stuvik himself says: “I have had 2 years of tough learning and development racing formula cars in Europe and I feel I am ready now to challenge for both podiums and the championship.”
Sandy Stuvik races for the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and is sponsored by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Dacon Inspection Services and Sports Authority of Thailand.
The European Formula 3 Open championship starts at Paul Ricard Circuit in France on 26-28 April and Live Timing and Live Video Streaming from the race can be found at www.f3open.net.