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Formula Renault 3.5

The beginning of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series season 2012 is approaching and the International Draco Racing Team is ready to face this new challenge after the big work conducted throughout the course of the winter.

The 2012 news are many, starting with the new car made by Renault that will accompany the team for the next three years. More power, mobile rear wing, more powerful front wing, Zytek engine are just some of the changes that have made the new Dallara 3.5 even closer to Formula 1.

Another innovation will be the stage in Moscow scheduled on July 15 in calendar 2012, that consists of 9 weekends and 17 races. It will begin on April 6 at Motorland, Spain, and it will continue on May 27 in Monaco together with Formula 1, for then continue on June 3 at Spa, on July 1st at Nurburgring, on July 15 in Moscow and on August 26 in a circuit not defined yet. The final appointments will be scheduled for September 16 at the Hungaroring, on September 30 at Paul Ricard and on October 21 in Barcelona.

Seeing all these news, even the International Draco Racing team is renewed for next season with a completely new livery and always looking for the best mix between technology and tradition in the name of progress made on the solid foundations of a glorious history made of quality and continuity.

Particularly waiting news is the formalization of the two 2012 drivers who will be on track with the team already in pre season testing, the first of which will be at Paul Ricard on 13 and 14 March.

After a good 2011 season, during which he had the opportunity to grow professionally, André Negrão has been reconfirmed. The Brazilian driver has just 20 years old and in a few years he has climbed the championships of motorsport from Formula Renault 2.0 in 2009 to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Italy in 2010, to reach the World Series Renault 3.5 in 2011 with Draco. Negrao has conquered the rookie podium at Motorland, at Spa, in both races at the Nurburgring and at Paul Ricard, collecting a series of extraordinary recoveries in race. The International Draco Racing Team chose Negrão for a second season because of the strong potential that the young driver has demonstrated, that it can develop further with the constant work with the team during the year.

Teammate of Negrão is Nico Müller, twenty years old, coming from the GP3 Championship where he was in 2010 and 2011. Müller has done winter tests with Draco and he has demonstrated speed and good performance, and he has gained the place for the 2012 season. The Swiss driver, after a career that started in karts, continued in Formula Renault 2.0 and then in GP3, will take part this year in the World Series by Renault 3.5, an important new step in his career that points toward the Formula 1.

The first official date in which it will be possible to see the International Draco Racing team in action will be in France in mid-March for two days of collective test, and then on 3 and 4 April in Barcelona and on 18 and 19 April at the Motorland Circuit in Spain, from which the championship begins.

International Draco Racing press release

Posted: 29 February 2012
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