The 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship heralds a new era for Volkswagen. More performance and improved drivability – out goes the old 210-hp generation of Formula 3 engines, in comes the new 225-hp generation. Nine drivers will line up with the newly developed power train from Wolfsburg when the Formula 3 European Championship gets underway in Silverstone, Great Britain (18/04–20/04). Meanwhile, the national series that form the foundation for the European Championship will run the tried-and-tested Formula 3 engines. The conventional units will continue to be used in both the British Formula 3 Championship and the German ATS Formula 3 Cup, in which Volkswagen is also involved as engine supplier.
“The new engine regulations in Formula 3 offer Volkswagen a fantastic opportunity to further demonstrate its technical expertise in this important junior class,” said Volkswagen Motorsport Director Jost Capito. “Volkswagen has developed a lot of outstanding, thoroughbred racing engines recently. We have won the Rally Dakar on three occasions with TDI technology. The ‘Global Race Engine’ for last year’s World Rally Championship was instrumental in ensuring that all three World Championship titles went to Wolfsburg at the first attempt. We have now incorporated all of our expertise in the development of the Formula 3 engine, and are excited to see how it fares against our direct rivals at the highest level.”