Wickens to replace Coletti
23 May 2008 – From the coming race weekend at Pau, Robert Wickens will race the Team Signature Dallara-Mercedes previously driven by Stefano Coletti. The Canadian contests the World Series by Renault and also is supported by Red Bull.
Coletti contested just four Formula 3 Euro Series races before Red Bull opted for splitting up with the Monegasque. The best result secured by the rookie was his eleventh position in the second round of the Mugello weekend, representing third place in the rookie ranking.
He is replaced by Robert Wickens. The 19-year old driver from Toronto will make his Formula 3 Euro Series debut in late May, on France's demanding street circuit in Pau. In addition to racing in the Formula 3 Euro Series, he also will continue contesting the World Series by Renault. With four rounds contested, he currently holds 18th position, there. As a young gun contesting two series simultaneously, he experiences a slightly weird situation: in the Renault series, the Canadian races for Carlin Motorsport while the British squad with its drivers Richard Philippe and Rodolfo Gonzalez is one of his opponents, on the Formula 3 Euro Series grid.
Three years ago, Wickens made his first steps on the single-seater racing ladder in the Formula BMW USA. In his debut season, he finished third in the championship and sixth in the Formula BMW World Finals. Last year, he contested the ChampCar feeder series Formula Atlantic and secured fourth position in the championship. And in winter, he successfully represented his country in the A1 Grand Prix Series.