Nathaniel Powers has now been publicly acknowledged as a big signing for Downton. There were rumours that things weren't going completely well in terms of negotiations between Franklin and Powers, however, waiting on the wings, ready to pounce was Enrique Ruiz.
Bradley Downton - team owner and manager of Downton F1 - has announced that current Championship leader - Nathaniel Powers - will join his team in a shock move as of next season.
Downton - who are currently struggling in the Championship - also unveiled their new logo for next season (shown left).
The world of motorsport today was shocked by the qualifying result of the Chinese Junior Grand Prix, where a new team made an impressive start to life in the championship, and early season favourite Yrjana Vahasoyrinki continued his impressive form.
New recruit for Peugeot, Lewis Ellington is said to be happy after signing a contract with them for next season.
The race calendar for next season has been finally been confirmed; though no dates are set of yet.
Report on the highlights from the 1st F1F Virtual Charity Event.
Peugeot have confirmed that their leading driver going into the 2014 season will be BMW Zyla reject Lewis Ellington. Gerard Alaniz has also been retained by the team, along with signing LWGP test driver Fillipio Fazio.
Peugeot also announceda new title sponsor for 2014.
Team 23 has announced they will be powered by Downton engines next season.
Elroy Wagner has claimed his third pole position of the season, setting the fastest time ahead of his teammate.
Owner of the Peurteor GP2 has explained the investment in the series and why the team is so important for their developing drivers programme. Read all about it in an exclusive article from the Peurteor press office.
Following the breaking news earlier today that Downton F1 were close to signing a contract with someone or something Dutch - believed to be an engine deal with Team 23 - it has now been confirmed they have appointed BMW Zyla reject driver Felix Beyer as race driver in place of Kip Maxwell.
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