Formula Renault 2000 champion Paul Meijer will drive a PREMA POWERTEAM
Formula 3 car next Wednesday during an official test at the Motopark
Oschersleben racetrack. His constant performance in the Benelux
Championship with five wins in five races, combined with his sixth
position in the European Formula Renault 2000 Championship, has
convinced NIKON and some personal sponsors to help him entering
this race series, which is regarded as the portal to Formula 1!
Meijer, already in Germany, has made the final preparations together
with the PREMA Powerteam for his test on Wednesday. Last week a
seat was made for the Bilthoven-based driver and this week Meijer
will get acquainted with the 3,667 kilometre long circuit.
The PREMA POWERTEAM was founded in 1984 and has been at the top
of motorsports for over twenty years. The team was successful in
Formula 3000, Italian and German Formula 3 and decided to put all
its efforts in the prestigious Formule 3 Euro Series Championship
since 2003, a year in which they won the title with Ryan Briscoe.
Nowadays, Briscoe tests for the Toyota Formula 1 team. This year
the Italian team took the rookie title with Franck Perera.
PREMA also has close relations with the Formula 1 team and all young
drivers automatically are taken up in the Toyota Drivers Development
who will compete in the Finale races at Zandvoort this weekend,
of course is very happy with the given opportunity. The 19-year
old driver can hardly wait to make his first metres in the car:
After a fantastic season in the European Formula Renault 2000
Championship and my great wins in the Benelux championship, this
really is a wonderful next step in mine career. Although this opportunity
came a little unexpected, I am mentally and physically ready. I
would like to thank my sponsor NIKON for this nice opportunity I
have been given!