Graduates of Euroformula made a stellar start to their seasons on both sides of the Atlantic
At the Red Bull Ring, dominant 2018 Euroformula champion Felipe Drugovich (picture 1) made his Formula 2 debut and took a stunning win in just his second race. He was accompanied in those races by Euroformula’s Japanese class of 2019: Nobuharu Matsushita, Yuki Tsunoda and champion Marino Sato.
Jack Aitken, who will make his F1 free practice debut with Williams this coming weekend in the Styrian GP, and Guilherme Samaia also starred in the F2 races.
The FIA F3 Championship grid consisted of nine Euroformula racers, and 2019 title contender Liam Lawson (picture 2)was the pick of that bunch as the Red Bull junior claimed a win in race two. He was up against 2018 runner-up Bent Viscaal, Euroformula returnee Lukas Dunner and Jack Doohan, Dennis Hauger, David Schumacher, Calan Williams, Cameron Das, Enaam Ahmed and Alessio Deledda.
In the Austrian GP that opened the F.1 season, McLaren driver Carlos Sainz, who raced in Spanish Formula 3 in 2010, finished an impressive fifth from eighth on the grid in the first race of the F1 season. Sebastian Vettel, another Euroformula graduate, also picked up a point in 10th place.
Over in Americas, Euroformula graduate Linus Lundqvist (picture 3) made a dominant start to the Formula Regional Americas season with two wins out of two at Mid-Ohio, as he sets off in pursuit of a career in IndyCar. One of his closest competitors in that was a Euroformula graduate who is making a return to single-seaters: top Uruguayan racer Santiago Urrutia.
The IndyCar season itself is also now underway, with 2016 Euroformula title contender Colton Herta already establishing himself as a star at the front of the field and Spaniard Álex Palou making improvements as a rookie.