The Title countdown in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 will begin with the first 2017 overseas round in Mexico City. Alfonso Celis Jr. and Diego Menchaca, both Mexicans and paired in Fortec Motorsport, will race in front of their fans, battling against one of the most competitive fields in the World Series, with Matevos Isaakyan and SMP Racing by AVF in the lead.
After the Sumer break, the World Series teams will recover their machinery and head for the first time to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, in a joint weekend with the FIA WEC. From Mexico City to Barhain, via Austin TX, every single round must be considered as a Finale as the Series lead presents 6 of the most competitive driver wrapped in 23 points.
Last July, RPM-MKTG, the Series promoter, unveiled some 2018 plans including the extent of the partnership with the FIA WEC, Prize Money for the race winners and some car upgrades with a minimum cost impact.
In the first overseas event since the World Series visited Brazil in 2002, Russian Matevos Isaakyan (SMP Racing by AVF) lands in Mexico as the new World Series Formula V8 3.5 leader, following to his successful 1-2 results in Germany, with his team-mate Egor Orudzhev in third, behind Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi (Lotus).
Alfonso Celis Jr. (Fortec Motorsport) leads another packed group ahead of Israeli Roy Nissany (RP Motorsport) and Rene Binder(Lotus). All six above-mentioned drivers had scored at least one victory, with Fittipaldi having scored 4 wins and 7 poles.
Celis Jr. and Menchaca focus in home soil!
Celis Jr, born in Tehuacán (Puebla) will set all his efforts in becoming the first Mexican driver to win the Series: “Every day I go to bed trying to do my best! I’m really fortunate to do what I do, with passion! The World Series is the best platform to achieve my goal in Formula One and I want to give everything in Mexico and put the name of my Country on top!”.