Maybe a future F1 driver....

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  1. Codewheeney

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    Nice. F1 times at Interlagos, in the rain, were about 1:27 - 1:30, so his 1:42 is pretty impressive in a lower spec car. Dry times in F1 are 1:15, 1:16, so he's haulin' the mail.

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    Cool - thanks for the reference points.
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    Victor is just off the pole for the qualifiers which start early this afternoon:

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    Defending champion F3 Brazil Open, Felipe Guimarães, will keep his favoritism for the 2014 edition of the tournament - being played at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo this weekend. Fastest free practice performed on Thursday, brasiliense pilot remained in front in qualifying conducted early this Friday afternoon at the track.

    With a turn 1m31s327, Guimarães guaranteed the right to drop the pole position of the first two rounds of the Open, the "qualifying" calls. The sum of these two points is evidence that will set the starting grid of the Pre-Final, which in turn determines the starting order of the decisive race, scheduled for Sunday.

    "It's always good to be on pole position. It means that things are on track. Got an advantage in terms of lap time on my opponents and it makes me more confident. But that does not mean we can relax. Let's do our part, because what counts is the race on Sunday. Have to get right to the end, "said the pole position.

    In F3 Brazil Open, the pilots 'lose points' in the first two races of the weekend. The winner of each race loses zero points, the second loses two, the third loses three and so on. The ranking, from those who lose less points, so that the grid is the third race of the weekend. The winner is whoever wins the fourth and final round, regardless of past performance.

    This format helps drivers in the development of the cars during the weekend, and allows everyone to come in better conditions in contention for the title. Especially those that use the Open as the first contact with the Formula 3 car. This is the case of the São Paulo Victor Franzoni that although he disputed the Open in 2012 (the category Light), runs for the first time with the F-309 Dallara of the main class.

    "I like this format. For those who have no experience with the car, it allows you to work through their own races and everyone gets stronger and with real title chances in the final ", said the pilot, the second fastest qualifying.

    "It was a nice workout. Unable to seize the first set of tires because, in fact, was the first time I walked with new tires in Formula 3. So I did not get them on edge, especially in the middle of the curve, which is where it has more grip. With the second game has improved a lot and I was closer to Felipe (Guimarães). I think it's a natural improvement, adaptation to the car, "added Franzoni.

    The first race of the F3 Brazil Open 2014 will be played later on Friday, from 16:30. Click here to see the schedule of the weekend and here to follow the live-timing evidence.

    See who will be the top 10 on the grid of the first two races:

    1) Felipe Guimarães (Hitech Racing / A), 1min31s327 (169.855 km / h);
    2) Victor Franzoni (Hitech Racing / A), 1min31s825;
    3) Lukas Moraes (R & R Weissach / B), 1min32s258;
    4) Artur Fortunato ( Cesario Formula / B), 1min32s587;
    5) John Simonsnyan (Cesario Formula / A), 1min32s935;
    6) Fernando Galera (Prop Car Racing / B), 1min33s181;
    7) Raphael Raucci (R & R Weissach / A), 1min33s396;
    8) Nicolas Silva (EMB Racing / B), 1min33s844;
    9) Leandro Florenzo (Capital Motorsport / B), 1min34s086;
    10) Victor Miranda (Weissach R & R / B), 1min35s477.
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    If you're bored and like to watch numbers of a screen, there's live timing here:

    http://live.racingcrono.com.br/2/

    Should be good for about 10 more minutes. Victor is running second behind Felipe and they're about 20 seconds in front of the pack. He should have a clean track to make a move late in the race.

    Edit: looks like Victor finished 2nd behind Felipe. Time was 30:00.091 for Felipe and Victor was 1.555 behind. Speeds were 157.553 and 157.946. Victor did have the fastest lap though - no trophies for that. :lol2

    They were 40+ seconds ahead of 3rd-5th.
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    Car issues today - something broke - trying to find more details. Big race tomorrow though.
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    Hope they get him squared away after running so fast.
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    They did and he had a pretty good day. He finished second today - what they call "vice-champion" in Brazil.

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    He fought for second the entire race also:

    1) Felipe Guimarães (Hitech Racing/A), 20 laps in 30min54s450
    2) Victor Franzoni (Hitech Racing/A), + 12s272
    3) John Simonyan (Cesário Fórmula/A), + 12s487
    4) Raphael Raucci (R&R Weissach/A), + 16s520
    5) Artur Fortunato (Cesário Fórmula/B), + 25s914
    6) Lukas Moraes (R&R Weissach/B), + 42s247
    7) Victor Miranda (R&R Weissach/B), + 48s111
    8) Nicholas Silva (EMB Racing/B), + 1min16s655
    9) Leandro Florenzo (Capital Motorsport/B), + 1 lap
    10) Fernando Galera (Prop Car Racing/B), RET
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    From this weekend:

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    Here's Victor's US schedule:

    Races

    March 29-30 St. Petersburg with Indycar
    April 26-27 Barber with Indycar
    May 9-10 Indianapolis with Indycar
    May 24 Lucas Oil Raceway with USAC
    July 19-20 Toronto with Indycar
    August 2-3 Mid Ohio Sports Car Course with Indycar
    August 23-24 Sonoma with Indycar

    I'll likely fly to Indy and then my wife and I will go to Sonoma.
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    Have you been to Barber yet? It is awesome.
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    I've been there once a few years ago. That venue is only about 70 miles from where I grew up and a friend of mine used to be the facility manager at the museum. My wife asked about going there but I've never been in Indy and a visit to Sonoma are higher on the list* than going back to B'ham!

    *Subject to change of course. :lol3
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    If you have never been to Indy, you have to go there first. Especially since you already know Barber....but that would be my second choice on your list of options.
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    Victor flys into Jacksonville late this month and needs to get over to Starke FL - about 50 miles away. He's too young to rent a car so we're trying to figure out how to get him over there. I don't have his schedule yet but I'll have it in a day or so. If you know someone who can give the kid a ride to his hotel in Starke, I'd appreciate it. I'll post his schedule as soon as I have it.

    EDIT: He arrives on the 29th at ~ 11 AM.
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    Victor arrived in FL for tests with his new team, Afterburner Autosport.

    Here's their site and, from another site in part,

    "As a team we built tremendous momentum in 2013, and we are looking for that to continue throughout out 2014," stated Team principal Tim Walsh. "This year we are excited to have partnered with some really talented young drivers such as returning driver Jeroen Slaghekke, and newcomers Victor Franzoni and Gustavo Myasava. Were also working to secure a fourth racer as a teammate to this exciting trio. Our goal is to be the best, and with that come results. It should be an exciting year!"

    "I am very excited for the beginning of the season," said Franzoni. "It will be my first year of racing in the USA, and my first time in the USF2000 series. I am very happy to be part of the Afterburner team. I think we can do a great job together. We did well in the winter test, and I am sure that it will be an excellent partnership. I hope good results will come."

    Franzoni enters the Mazda to Road Indy program with Afterburner Autosport having recently showcased his talents in Europe. The 18 year-old Brazilian competed in both the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS series over the past two years, highlighted by a pair of pole positions. Prior to making the move to Europe, Franzoni was a Formula Future Fiat race winner in his homeland.
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    Brazilian Franzoni Wins Cooper Tires Winterfest USF2000 Opener

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    February 21, 2014

    New Orleans, La. – Victor Franzoni might be small in stature at just 5' 3" but he certainly stood tall in this afternoon’s opening round of the six-race Cooper Tires Winterfest for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, taking a hard-fought victory for Afterburner Autosport at NOLA Motorsports Park. Norway’s Henrik Furuseth finished second for JAY Motorsports, while polesitter RC Enerson, from New Port Ritchey, Fla., completed the podium for Team E Racing.

    The 18-year-old Franzoni, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who has raced Formula Renault cars in Europe the past two years, started third in the 17-car field but vaulted into the lead shortly after a mid-race restart and remained out in front when the race was concluded under a second full-course caution.

    Enerson posted the fastest lap in qualifying at 1:35.270, an average speed of 103.915 mph on the 2.75-mile road course, and jumped into the lead in confident style at the start. Danilo Estrela, making his debut with defending series champion team Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, made a move to the outside at Turn One but succeeded only in losing a couple of positions to Furuseth, who jumped from sixth on the grid to second, and Franzoni. Estrela settled into fourth ahead of Clarke Toppe (JDC MotorSports), who was showing vastly improved form over last year.

    The yellow flags were flying even before the first lap had been completed, however, when Aaron Telitz (ArmsUp Motorsports) spun at the exit of Turn One after being clipped inadvertently by Toppe. A close-following Scott Andrews (JDC MotorSports) also was caught up in the melee. Telitz was able to continue at the back of the field, but the unfortunate Australian was out on the spot.

    The restart on Lap 6 saw Furuseth make an impressive move around the outside of Enerson to take the lead in Turn One. Moments later, Franzoni took advantage of Enerson’s lost momentum to snatch second place.

    A slight mistake by Furuseth on the series of fast, sweeping corners on the back section of the race track on Lap 8 gave Franzoni the opportunity to make a move for the lead. He took it decisively. Next time around, the caution flags waved again after Telitz’s car, which had been damaged in the first-lap incident, suffered a suspension failure, pitching into the gravel at Turn 14.

    Franzoni thus took the checkered flag ahead of Furuseth, Enerson, Estrela and Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing teammate Jake Eidson, who had moved up nicely from 10th on the grid. Frenchman Nico Jamin finished sixth in his debut with Belardi Auto Racing, followed by teammate Michael Epps, from England, and Toppe, who had lost several positions at the restart. Florian Latorre (Belardi Auto Racing) and Will Owen (Pabst Racing) completed the top 10.

    The USF2000 contenders will have two more races tomorrow. Race 2 will start at 11:45 am ET and Race 3 at 4:15 pm ET. Live timing and scoring will be available at www.livetiming.net.

    Victor Franzoni, #17 E-qual/Vhero/Novac Sports (Afterburner Autosport):
    “I’m really, really happy. It’s been three years since I won my last race (in Formula Future in Brazil), so it feels great to win again. I’m still learning the car but it feels really good. I think we made a good start to the season, so let’s see if we can keep it going.”
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    First race this morning and Victor was second. Third race up soon.
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    Last race: gearbox issues. While he finished next-to-last, he's in the top 3 for the championship points. A great start.
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    Good on him!
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