Hankook And FIA Formula 3 Extend Their Partnership
Hankook and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship officially extended their cooperation following the DTM and FIA Formula 3 race last week in Spielberg.
Hankook will continue to deliver its Ventus Race F200 racing tires for the 225 hp racing cars belonging to the FIA Formula 3 racing teams.
Walter Mertes, CEO of the Formel-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 tire 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’s 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 tire handling is a critical success factor. As drivers we need to understand the tires to fully use their high potential. Due to their strong performance the Hankook racing tires are ideally suited for this.”