Meteor have confirmed that Jules Simon will continue to race for the team in the 2019 season, whilst Andrey Kerzhakov, a member of the Meteor Young Driver Academy, will take on the role of reserve driver. Joining the team, taking the place of Sebastien Vocquelin, will be Mario Juan Lopez.
Andromeda Automobilismo Brasileiro confirms the signing of Will Hoskins and Rodolfo de la Fuente for the 2019 Formula Virtual season.
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Following the decision for a number of teams to support charitable causes during the 2019 season, DS Automobiles Team Mathershaw have announced their first partnership, choosing to support Les Restaurants du Coeur.
Franklin confirm Ruiz, Kinnumen and Jelizaveta (Reserve) as their drivers.
Ocelot have marked their successful 2018 season with the opening of their brand new Headquarters. The new base will remain in the heart of Tokyo, however expand on the teams development and research facilities. The successful season and the backing of Alfa really structured Ocelot's future and shown that the impossible is possible for the plucky team.
''It's amazing to finally open our doors, It's been an incredible season and we thought the best way to celebrate was by revealing our new home, our new brand colours. This is a rebirth, this season showed us what we can do. Our future is bright.'' Said Miyamoto.
The new home wasnt the only thing however as Ocelot who are currently tied in a legal dispute revealed their driver for the 2019 season. Puccio Giodano retains his seat following a successful season. While the second will go to FV2 champion and Ocelot golden boy, Hunter Ryan.
Formula Virtual Team, Ocelot Japan Racing are said to be in a legal battle with reporter Jason Portman. Following his reporting that Ocelot are set to leave the sport. The team have stated that Portman's 'allegations' have effected team moral and stock in the marketing world.
This now may confirm Ocelot's stance in regards to leaving the sport, following a spectacular season.
Downton FV Team have announced an unchanged line-up of Nathaniel Powers, Klaas van Snelheid and Sam Hudson for the 2019 Formula Virtual season, just hours after Sergio Alvarez was reportedly spotted driving the BD06 at Silverstone.
Downton FV Team have announced that themselves and the teams also within the DS Automobiles Downton stable are to pair up with a number of mental health charities from 2019 onwards.
Nathaniel Powers winning his third Driver's World Championship in Brazil despite entering the race third in the Championship and nine points behind is a "surreal and bittersweet" feeling, according to team boss Bradley Downton.
Enrique Ruiz has take the final pole position of the season ahead of tomorrow's curtain-closing Brazilian V-Prix, in a qualifying session that saw atrocious conditions throughout and a dramatic mix of fortunes for the three Championship contenders.
Jean Mattson has topped the time sheets for the final practice session of 2018, albeit in a drying session that saw a flurry of slick-tyre runs towards the end, resulting in a somewhat jumbled order.
Good morning and welcome to Sao Paulo ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian V-Prix, round eighteen, and the final race of the 2018 Formula Virtual season. Joining us for today’s Thursday press conference; on the back row we have Dylan Lopez of Lopez FV Team and Bradley Downton of Downton FV Team. On the front row are; Will Ingram from Ingram Grand Prix, Arthur Lapierre from DS Automobiles Team Mathershaw, and Rai Miyamoto of Ocelot Japan Racing. Welcome gentlemen.
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