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Jäger step up to Formula 3

Published on March 4, 2013

Press Release No. 10 / 04 March 2013 By Bettina Eichhammer/bettina.eichhammer@formel3.de

Thomas Jäger will contest the 2013 season for Performance Racing The 18-year old from Vienna has set himself a goal: to win the ATS Formula 3 Cup for the Silverstone based team. The Austrian also stood out in the ADAC Formel Masters last year. All in all, he secured five podium places andwon the race in Oschersleben. And now, he intends to take the next leap forward in the ATS Formula 3 Cup. His policy: no self-doubts.

At the moment, Thomas Jäger and Performance Racing are still training and practicing separately. The team from the famous Silverstone circuit is assembling the cars while the driver from Vienna is training in the gym at home. Several hours a day are on his schedule in order to be fit for the upcoming test days on Lausitzring, where the driver, the team and the car will do the final tests for tuning. Jäger is aware that the competition will be tough this year. “I think a lot of very good drivers will participate this season. This became obvious during the tests in Valencia, we all finished within a few tenth of a second,” says the Austrian. “That is why it will be important to do a great job throughout the season – on and off the track – and to make as few mistakes as possible.”

The 18-year old has been handling his Dallara F311 Volkswagen Power Engine very well. “The car has a lot of downforce and power, and driving something like that is just a great feeling!” His team cannot wait for the pre-season tests of 2013 to start. Team Principal Bobby Issazadhe made the right decision by choosing Thomas Jäger: “We had a successful winter test program with Thomas, so we are absolutely delighted that he selected Performance Racing and ATS Formula 3 Cup for his rookie Formula 3 season. The step up from ADAC Formel Masters to ATS Formula 3 Cup is very logical and proven successful in the past by drivers such as Daniel Abt and Richie Stanaway.”

The driver and the team principal agree that the goal is to be on top of the podium. “Thomas is very ambitious, motivated and hardworking and testing has shown great speed. We have every reason to believe that Thomas will be racing for the title in ATS Formula 3 Cup.” Jäger is not only able to drive extremely well but also has strong nerves. He is said not to be nervous before a race or during battles on the track. “This is due to the fact that I am very confident about myself and about what I do. I am sure that this is very important in sports. You should never doubt yourself if you want to achieve something!”

 

About Performance Racing Performance Racing was founded in Sweden 1999 and has its base at the famous Silverstone Circuit. Our mission is to empower young talented drivers. To guide, support and educate our drivers so they can reach their ultimate goal. Performance Racing has since 2001 successfully competed in the British Formula 3 and since 2008 in the German Formula 3 series. Performance Racing has also been active in A1GP, The World Cup of Motorsport between 2006 and 2009.

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