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Hankook and FIA Formula 3 European Championship extend their partnership for a further 3 years
Hankook and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship prematurely signed a partnership deal for a further three years following the DTM and FIA Formula 3 race in Spielberg. This is the second time Hankook has extended its contract since entering the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The consistent cooperation and partnership with the FIA motor sports series for young drivers underlines the confidence placed in the manufacturer's tyre technology.
Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 24 May 2016 – Hankook and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship officially extended their successful cooperation following the DTM and FIA Formula 3 race last week in Spielberg. In the customary way, Hankook will continue to deliver its Ventus Race F200 racing tyres for the 225 hp racing cars belonging to the FIA Formula 3 racing teams.
Walter Mertes, CEO of the Formula 3-Vermarktungs GmbH, who organises and promotes the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, is extremely satisfied with the extension to the cooperation. “Hankook has been committed to motor sport for young new racing talents for years. The enthusiasm and passion Hankook puts into our racing series is tremendous. So we are of course especially delighted about the further cooperation.”
The tyre maker has been actively involved in international motorsport since 1992 and is committed to various motorsport series such as the DTM, FIA Formula 3 European Championship, the 24 H Endurance Races powered by Hankook and the TCR series in Germany, Italy and Portugal.
In view of the new contract signing, Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe, stated, “Hankook has been focussing especially on motorsport for young new drivers for years. For this reason, we are particularly pleased to have extended our successful partnership with the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Our extremely active and friendly cooperation set us apart, and we are very proud of this.”
The FIA Formula 3 European Championship season got under way on April 1 at the classic Paul Ricard circuit in France. The current Championship leader, Lance Stroll, is very satisfied with the Ventus Race from Hankook and is very much looking forward to continuing the cooperation. “The understanding of perfect tyre handling is a critical success factor. As drivers we need to understand the tyres to fully use their high potential. Due to their strong performance the Hankook racing tyres are ideally suited for this.”