Double R Racing is a motor racing team, which races in Formula Three and other junior levels of formula racing including the MSA Formula Championship for the 2016 season. The team was formed in November 2004 as Räikkönen Robertson Racing by then McLaren Formula One driver and 2007 world champion with Ferrari, Kimi Räikkönen, and his race manager Steve Robertson, a former Formula Three driver. It is based in Woking, site of the McLaren manufacturing facility, and it is managed by Anthony "Boyo" Hieatt.[1]

United Kingdom Double R Racing
Founded2004
Founder(s)Kimi Räikkönen
Steve Robertson
BaseWoking, Surrey
Team principal(s)Anthony Hieatt
Current seriesBRDC British Formula 3 Championship
F4 British Championship
Euroformula Open Championship
Former seriesEuropean Formula 3
Formula BMW Europe
Formula 3 Euro Series
British F3
F4 Spanish Championship
Current driversAustralia Jack Doohan
Sweden Linus Lundqvist
Sweden Hampus Ericsson
Singapore Pavan Ravishankar
United States Neil Verhagen
Mexico Sebastián Álvarez
United Kingdom Louis Foster
Saudi Arabia Reema Juffali
Teams'
Championships
F4 British Championship:
2019
Drivers'
Championships
British Formula 3:
2006: Mike Conway
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship:
2016 Matheus Leist
2018 Linus Lundqvist
F4 British Championship:
2018 Kiern Jewiss
Websitehttp://www.doublerracing.co.uk/

HistoryEdit

 
Dan Clarke prepares to race in his Dallara-Mugen-Honda during the 2005 season

When the team was announced, it was confirmed that Räikkönen Robertson would compete in the British F3 International Series, in the Championship Class (the first of two different classes) from the 2005 season. In this first season, the two Dallara F305 Mugen-Hondas were driven by British driver Dan Clarke, and Brazilian Bruno Senna. This saw the team fare well, with Clarke taking the team's maiden win at Castle Combe, as well as five other podium finishes, and going on to finish 5th in the Championship, while Senna scored three podium finishes, and finished in 10th position in the standings.

At the BP Ultimate Masters at Zandvoort, Räikkönen Robertson only entered Senna, who qualified 18th but failed to finish, while at the Macau Grand Prix, Räikkönen Robertson again only entered one car, with Clarke appearing for Formula Three Euroseries team Prema, instead. Senna qualified 22nd around the tight, twisty Circuito da Guia, although he failed to finish in either the qualifying race or the Grand Prix itself.

For the 2006 season, Räikkönen Robertson changed their engine supplier to Mercedes HWA, upgraded to Dallara's F306 chassis, and replaced Champ Car-bound Clarke with Mike Conway, who finished 3rd in British F3 in 2005 and Stephen Jelley, to team up with Senna, as they looked to make a serious assault on the overall Series title.

The season started well, with Senna winning both races at Oulton Park. After winning the next race at Donington Park as well, the Brazilian had a useful lead at the championship. However a serious crash at Snetterton left the car unable to be raced in race 2 at the event and seemingly halted his progress. This coincided with a dramatic improvement in Conway's results and he overtook Senna in the race for the title. Conway continued on his way and his impressive results saw him take a seemingly unassailable lead, while Senna's inconsistent form saw slip behind Carlin's Oliver Jarvis, in the race for the runner-up's spot, despite an impressive win in the wet at Mugello. At Silverstone, Conway claimed the title with another weekend to spare. In that final weekend at Thruxton, Räikkönen Robertson also ran their fourth car (the one damaged in Senna's crash at Snetterton, now rebuilt) in the Invitation Class, a category for drivers making a guest appearance. British Porsche Carrera Cup driver Danny Watts, who had been in British F3 two years before, made a return, and won the penultimate race at Thruxton. In just their second season, Räikkönen Robertson were champions, winning thirteen races from the twenty-two that took place.

In F3's international meetings, Räikkönen Robertson had far more luck than they had in 2005. At the BP Ultimate Masters, the team entered all three drivers, qualifying 7th (Senna), 12th (Conway), and 22nd (Jelley), with Senna finishing 7th, Jelley 18th, and Conway retiring. At the Macau Grand Prix, Räikkönen Robertson only entered two cars, with Senna not being able to appear. After Conway's accident in the second qualifying session, the pair ended up in 11th (Conway) and 16th (Jelley) respectively, while in the qualifying race they finished 7th (Conway) and 13th (Jelley). In the Grand Prix itself, Conway jumped from 7th to 4th at the start and as the three cars in front him collided on the first lap, he took a lead he was never to relinquish, to become the first British winner of the Grand Prix since Darren Manning in 1999, and the first winner from the British F3 International Series since Takuma Sato in 2001. Jelley, meanwhile, finished in 11th place.

For the 2007 season, Räikkönen Robertson upgraded to Dallara's latest F307 chassis, and were again powered by the Mercedes-HWA engine. Conway and Senna made the leap to the GP2 Series, whilst Jelley continued with Räikkönen Robertson, partnered by Jonathan Kennard and Finn Atte Mustonen. Meanwhile, Räikkönen Robertson also entered a team in the National Class, their two cars being driven by British driver Alistair Jackson and Spain's Albert Costa. The team claimed 4 pole positions and won 4 races, scoring 5 fastest laps.

SuccessEdit

 
Double R Racing in 2014 Formula 3 European.

In 2008 the team won one race with Finn Atte Mustonen. The team continued with its supply of Mercedes' engines.

In 2009 the team kept the Mercedes Supply of engine. But changed the driver line-up completely by using Daisuke Nakajima and Carlos Huertas these two spent the full season with the team and Marcus Ericsson spent 6 races with the team scoring two wins and a second place. Nakajima and Ericsson both claimed one pole position each.

In 2010 the team fielded Brazilian Driver Felipe Nasr, Daisuke Nakajima and Carlos Huertas. For the first race of the season with Nakajima scoring points in the first race of the season.

For this year's 2016 season the team is contesting both the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship and the MSA Formula Championship. Finn Aleksanteri Huovinen, Brazilian Enzo Bortoleto and his compatriot Matheus Leist are competing in F3 whilst Zane Goddard from Australia and Carrie Schreiner from Germany are competing in the MSA championship.

Matheus Leist is currently lying second in the British Formula 3 Championship, just four points behind the current leader Ricky Collard with two rounds remaining to close the gap. His teammates Huovinen and Bortoleto are also inside the top ten lying tenth and eighth respectively.

In the MIA Formula Championship, Australian Zane Goddard is currently in tenth position with 102 points but is set to rise through the rankings after a sensational weekend at Croft where he achieved his maiden victory alongside 61 points over the weekend thanks to three fastest laps and two second-place finishes in the other two rounds. German Carrie Schreiner is lying in 14th position having only contested two race weekends.

Complete current series resultsEdit

Euroformula Open ChampionshipEdit

Euroformula Open Championship
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2019 Dallara F317-Mercedes-Benz   Jack Doohan 16 0 0 0 2 79 11th 3rd
  Linus Lundqvist 18 0 1 1 2 144 5th

BRDC British Formula 3 ChampionshipEdit

BRDC British Formula 3 Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C.
2016 Tatuus-Cosworth F4-016   Matheus Leist 23 4 2 6 11 493 1st
  Aleksanteri Huovinen 23 0 0 0 1 245 9th
  Enzo Bortoleto 23 0 0 0 2 220 11th
2017 Tatuus-Cosworth F4-016   Guilherme Samaia 24 0 0 0 2 195 13th
  Jamie Chadwick 24 0 0 0 1 264 9th
  Harry Hayek 6 0 0 0 0 51 19th
  Krishnaraaj Mahadik 6 1 0 0 1 104 17th
  Linus Lundqvist 3 0 0 0 0 32 21st
  Pavan Ravishankar 3 0 0 0 0 31 22nd
2018 Tatuus-Cosworth F4-016   Krishnaraaj Mahadik 23 0 0 0 5 358 4th
  Linus Lundqvist 23 7 3 4 13 531 1st
  Pavan Ravishankar 23 1 0 0 2 153 15th
2019 Tatuus-Cosworth F4-016   Hampus Ericsson 24 1 0 1 1 284 10th
  Neil Verhagen 24 0 1 0 7 357 5th
  Pavan Ravishankar 24 0 0 0 2 182 15th

F4 British ChampionshipEdit

F4 British Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2015 Mygale-Ford EcoBoost F4   Gustavo Myasava 6 0 0 0 1 19 20th 3rd
  Matheus Leist 30 2 1 1 7 273 5th
  Tarun Reddy 30 0 0 0 1 77 15th
2016 Mygale-Ford EcoBoost F4   Carrie Schreiner 12 0 0 0 0 14 17th 5th
  Zane Goddard 30 4 2 4 8 239 8th
2017 Mygale-Ford EcoBoost F4   Karl Massaad 30 0 0 0 2 83 9th 3rd
  Linus Lundqvist 30 5 5 9 11 306.5 5th
  Daniel Cao 14 0 0 0 0 7 18th
2018 Mygale-Ford EcoBoost F4   Paavo Tonteri 30 1 0 1 11 266 8th 2nd
  Kiern Jewiss 30 6 2 7 16 445 1st
  Sebastián Álvarez 30 0 0 0 0 38 12th
2019 Mygale-Ford EcoBoost F4   Reema Juffali 30 0 0 0 0 20 13th 1st
  Louis Foster 30 6 5 8 12 353 3rd
  Sebastián Álvarez 30 5 3 5 19 407 2nd

Former series resultsEdit

British Formula Three ChampionshipEdit

British Formula Three Championship results[2]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C.
2005 Dallara F305-Mugen Honda   Dan Clarke 22 1 0 1 7 160 5th
  Bruno Senna 22 0 1 0 2 75 10th
2006 Dallara F306-Mercedes HWA   Bruno Senna 22 5 3 5 10 229 3rd
  Stephen Jelley 22 0 0 2 5 126 7th
  Mike Conway 22 8 8 5 16 321 1st
2007 Dallara F307-Mercedes   Stephen Jelley 22 2 2 1 8 183 3rd
  Jonathan Kennard 22 1 2 3 5 130 6th
  Atte Mustonen 22 1 2 1 5 126 7th
2008 Dallara F308-Mercedes HWA   Henry Arundel 22 0 0 0 0 21 15th
  John Martin 22 0 0 1 0 45 13th
  Alistair Jackson 16 0 0 0 0 9 17th
  Clemente de Faria Jr. 4 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
  Atte Mustonen 22 1 0 0 5 138 6th
2009 Dallara F309-Mercedes HWA   Marcus Ericsson 6 2 1 0 4 65 11th
  Dominic Storey 2 0 0 0 0 0 21st
  Kevin Chen 6 0 0 0 0 2 20th
  Carlos Huertas 22 0 0 1 2 95 8th
  Daisuke Nakajima 22 0 1 0 2 95 7th
2010 Dallara F308-Mercedes HWA   Daisuke Nakajima 30 0 0 0 4 97 11th
  Carlos Huertas 30 0 0 1 4 104 10th
  Felipe Nasr 30 1 0 3 4 136 5th
2011 Dallara F308-Mercedes HWA   Pipo Derani 30 0 0 0 1 36 15th
  Scott Pye 30 1 0 0 2 81 10th
  Valtteri Bottas 3 1 0 1 1 17 17th
  Mitch Evans 3 0 0 0 0 10 20th
2012 Dallara F312-Mercedes HWA   Geoff Uhrhane 29 0 0 0 0 35 12th
  Fahmi Ilyas 23 0 0 0 0 48 11th
  Rupert Svendsen-Cook 6 0 0 0 0 24 13th
2013 Dallara F312-Mercedes HWA   Sean Gelael 12 0 0 1 3 78 8th
  Antonio Giovinazzi 12 2 0 0 7 135 2nd
  Tatiana Calderón 12 0 0 0 1 79 7th
2014 Dallara F312-Mercedes HWA   Andy Chang 12 0 0 0 4 103 6th
  Roberto Merhi 3 0 0 2 2 39 11th
  Dan Wells 3 0 0 0 3 41 10th
  Camren Kaminsky 21 0 0 0 3 161 3rd
  Max Marshall 9 0 0 0 2 93 7th
Dallara F308-Mercedes HWA

Formula 3 Euro SeriesEdit

Formula 3 Euro Series results[3]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2012 Dallara F312-Mercedes   Geoff Uhrhane 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡ NC
  Fahmi Ilyas 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡
Dallara F308-Mugen-Honda   Duvashen Padayachee 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡

‡ – Guest driver – ineligible for points.

FIA Formula 3 European ChampionshipsEdit

FIA Formula 3 European Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2012 Dallara F312-Mercedes   Geoff Uhrhane 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡ N/A
  Fahmi Ilyas 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡
Dallara F308-Mugen-Honda   Duvashen Padayachee 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC‡
2013 Dallara F312-Mercedes   Tatiana Calderón 30 0 0 0 0 0 32nd 9th
  Antonio Giovinazzi 29 0 0 0 0 31 17th
  Sean Gelael 30 0 0 0 0 0 28th
2014 Dallara F313-Mercedes   Felipe Guimarães 18 0 0 0 0 5 22nd 11th
2015 Dallara F312-Mercedes   Nicolas Pohler 27 0 0 0 0 0 32nd 10th
  Matheus Leist 3 0 0 0 0 0 41st
Dallara F313-Mercedes   Matt Solomon 33 0 0 0 0 0 28th

‡ – Guest driver – ineligible for points.

F4 Spanish ChampionshipEdit

F4 Spanish Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2016 Tatuus-Abarth   Tuomas Tujula 20 1 0 1 6 189 3rd 3rd
  Tuomas Haapalainen 15 0 1 1 2 85 6th
  Juho Valtanen 6 0 0 1 3 47 11th
  Roope Markkanen 3 1 0 0 2 45 12th
  Juuso Puhakka 9 0 0 0 1 44 13th
  Konsta Lappalainen 5 0 0 0 0 22 15th
  Rasmus Markkanen 3 0 0 0 0 8 16th
  Elias Niskanen 3 0 0 0 0 6 17th
  Harry Hayek 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC

TimelineEdit

Current series
F4 British Championship 2015–2019
BRDC British Formula 3 Championship 2016–2019
Euroformula Open Championship 2019
Former series
British Formula Three Championship 2005–2014
Formula BMW UK 2007
European Formula 3 Championship 2012–2015
F4 Spanish Championship 2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hieatt takes the helm at Double R Racing". British Formula 3 Championship. Stéphane Ratel Organisation. 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  2. ^ "British F3 results since 2001", speedsportmag.com
  3. ^ https://formel3guide.com/images/starter/2012-starter-es.pdf

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