Hilmer have replaced Russian Time on this year’s GP3 entry list:
GP3 Series organisers are pleased to announce Hilmer Motorsport will join the field for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The German outfit led by Franz Hilmer replaces Russian Time.
Hilmer Motorsport made a very successful debut in their maiden season in the GP2 Series finishing sixth in the 2013 Team Standings, achieving four wins and seven podiums.
GP3 Series CEO Bruno Michel commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Hilmer Motorsport to GP3 Series. Their rookie year in GP2 Series in 2013 was quite strong with four wins and seven rostrum finishes. This will provide another good link-up to GP2 with five of the nine GP3 teams racing in both Series’ giving the drivers even more opportunity to move up the ladder. I am confident Hilmer Motorsport will put together a GP3 team that will be ready and competitive for this exciting new challenge.
Hilmer Motorsport Team Principal Franz Hilmer said: “We are very happy to announce the expansion of our motorsport programme. Since the establishment of Hilmer Motorsport in 2013 we wanted to build up and field a GP3 team. Now the opportunity has been presented to us and we took the chance. We would like to thank Russian Time and the GP3 organisation to make this possible so quickly because the new season will start soon. The creation of a GP3 team is the logical step in the development of young talents. Our target is to support and teach up-and-coming drivers in GP3 Series and help them to step up in higher racing classes. With the partnership of our GP2 team with Sahara Force India they come closer to become test driver of a Formula 1 team. We all at Hilmer Motorsport will start this new project as professional as we performed in our first GP2 season last year.”
Hilmer Motorsport will make their first appearance in the GP3 field at Circuito de Jerez, Spain on the 10th and 11th April, 2014.
Good news. Hilmer are a stable squad and should be reasonably competitive if last year’s GP2 performance is anything to go by. They’re not as financially sound as Russian Time were before Mazepa’s death,, but things should work well with the FI partnership, Looking forward to see who they field for 2014.