Formula Renault 3.5
Champions Carlin have become the first team to complete their 2012 lineup with the addition of Brit Will Stevens. Stevens competed in two rounds of Formula Renault UK this season, and in two of the four races he finished second. He also competed in the Eurocup, driving for Fortec, taking three pole positions and winning the second race at Aragon. Overall he finished fourth in the championship.
Ocean Racing Technology have signed GP3 race winner Nigel Melker for 2012. Melker finished third in the championship despite not scoring points in the final rounds, and led after the first two races. He competed with DAMS in the GP2 final at Abu Dhabi.
More GP2 news is expected later today.
Former Minardi driver Luis Perez-Sala has been signed by HRT as their Team Principal. Scoring just one point in his career (at a time when points only went down to sixth place) in the slow, unreliable Minardi, he had better success in the days before he became an F1 driver. The Spaniard continued racing up until 2008, when he finished second in the Spanish GT Championship.
Here’s a video of Sala driving in the rain at the 1986 Birmingam Superprix in F3000.