Hankook's motorsport director Europe, Manfred Sandbichler (l), and Walter Mertes (r), CEO of the Formel 3-Vermarktungs-GmbH
Hankook Tire will continue to deliver its Ventus Race F200 racing tyres for the 225 hp cars fielded by Formula 3 racing teams after its cooperation with the FIA Formula 3 European Championship was extended for a further three years last month.
Walter Mertes, CEO of championship organiser and promoter Formel-3-Vermarktungs GmbH, says he is is extremely satisfied with the cooperation’s extension. “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.”
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, shares that he 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.”