First victory today in Brands Hatch !
A start from the front row of the grid, a well-managed race and an intense finish with a great battle with S.Kuitert and V.Martins … and a victory at the end!
Thanks to this result I moved up from 12th to the 4th place in this E-championship !
( Watch the video on my Facebook page )
I have been selected for an Online F3 championship whith more than 45 drivers involved coming from several international Formula series: I took this opportunity as a real challenge!
Waiting for the updated program of the 2020 “real” Formula 3 Regional championship, I’m fully focused on this “virtual” championship against real drivers !
The first 4 rounds have been tough but instructive: facing about 40 drivers, I performed very well in qualifying, achieving two TOP 3 results in the first 4 rounds.
During the past weeks at home, I maintained an intensive training like most of top athletes, differently but diligently 😉
In January I had asked the team to provide me with a pro simulator at home to extend the work done with the engineers at the factory. Huge thanks to the whole VAR team for having successfully completed this project despite the circumstances, for having finalized and delivered this simulator at the beginning of April.
It is just amazing and it allows me to keep on working on the professional platforms iRacing and Assetto Corsa for a few weeks!
First test completed on the Paul Ricard Circuit. The weather conditions were perfect with a dry track on the first day and a wet one on the second. It was a very productive test during which I really enjoyed driving this F3 racing car.
The prep’ continues for the team in the coming weeks between new test days and Sim’ work at the factory !
After 5 months of intense work and some promising test days during the last months of 2019, we are very happy to officially announce that we signed with the prestigious Dutch team VAR. We never stopped our efforts and thanks to the total confidence of Travel Planet , we are now able to go further in the Formula 3 Regional European Championship.
Right after Red Bull Ring and Monza, It was another great opportunity to be part of the testing program with the successful Team Van Amersfoort: Barcelona and Valencia was the chosen circuits and I’ve had a blast at the wheel of their car ! Let’s hope now for a great seat for 2020 !
I’m proud and honoured to be chosen among the 4 drivers testing the Formula Regional with the prestigious Prema Powerteam. It was a real challenge being on track with such talented drivers as Arthur Leclerc, Gianluca Petecof and Roman Staneck, all members of famous Formula One Academy such as Sauber and Ferrari Driver Academy. I’m proud of my performances with the best lap times the last day !
A very good comeback this weekend at Spa-francorchamps with a Top 10 and 6 positions won in the race this Sunday for my second F3 meeting!
Congratulations to the whole RP Motorsport team for the work they have done over the past few weeks : look forward to continue this progress in the next race in Hungary !
Really happy to finally be back on track during this first weekend of Euroformula Open F3: My first real test !
Without winter driving, we used theses 4 days to work with the team and gain as much experience as possible.
Despite a steady improvement throughout the weekend, we were unable to fight on equal terms due to a technical deficit beyond the team’s control.
As a result, my Team RP Motorpsot decided to change the whole engine package. We’ll be back for Spa.
Racing Car Team: Campos racing F3
Best lap time to the EuroF3 Rookie tests – Barcelona
For his first day in a Formula 3 Pierre-Louis was really impressive with good speed and constant pace. He finished this super fun day winning the best timelap and congrats from the Campos racing team !
Victory at the final 2018 meeting in Paul Ricard race track.
The French F4 championship finished on the Paul Ricard circuit. A very positive meeting for Pierre-Louis who finished the season on a very positive way being back on the top step of the podium in race 2, one year after his first win in the category and achieving a superb final with no less than 8 overtakings , the best timelap and the best pace in the race.
He got 2 podiums in the F4 FFSA series at Spa-Francorchamps.
After a busy first part of the French F4 championship clouded by technical problems, Pierre-Louis got back on the podium in Spa-Francorchamps and in Jerez with spectacular overtakings.
Finalist and first french driver at the Volant Winfield
Spotted by Venturi Formula E Team Monaco, Pierre-Louis was the youngest driver selected for the first Academy preparing the young talents to the new Formula E technologies.
Thanks to his great results he became one of their simulator drivers with Dorian Boccolacci for example.
A first victory in single-seater at only 15 years old on the F1 circuit Paul Ricard – Le Castellet.
For his debut in single-seater, and after only few days of testing, Pierre-Louis managed to take the win after a start from the 3rd position during the final French F4 championship meeting of the 2017 season with great competitors !
Junior French FFSA go-kart champion: a great championship with 5 races with 20 selected talented drivers aged 14/15 by the French Federation. The events were organised with the same chassis & engines for everybody.
Victory at the Senior French Championship on the Lavilledieu circuit. For his first race in this Elite category on a very challenging track, Pierre-Louis set the Pole Position by 6 thousands of second.
Thank to the great work of the PBM Team of Renato Merlin, Pierre-Louis won the semi-final and the final: a great achievement at 15 years old !
For his debut with the CRG Official Team, with 110 others Junior competitors, Pierre-Louis managed to reached the final race among the 32 best drivers for his first European Championship race.
Starting from the 30th position, he crossed the finish line at the 17th spot, a very decent result.
With his continued hard work and drive, Pierre-Louis set and still holds the track record on the famous Lonato circuit in the Junior Category.
Racing with Go-kart Team, Dino Chiesa/Crg Factory 2016.
Thanks to fellow driver Adrien Tambay, Pierre-Louis was invited to a test week-end on the Lonato circuit next to Lago di Garda in presence of the officials international teams.
He was spotted by the Team Principal Dino Chiesa (the Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg’s mentor) and invited come aboard the famous CRG Team for the season!
During the IAME World Championship at Le Mans, racing for the first time as a Junior (with a bigger go-kart than the young categories), Pierre-Louis finished in 10th position at the qualification, only 3/10th of a second from the Pole Position!
For his second participation to the French Championship, Pierre-Louis was one of the favorites to win the Cadet category title. He finished second for the Pole Position and also won several qualifying heats.
Unfortunately after competing among the top 5 drivers in the final, he was forced to retire before the checkered flag.
Pierre-Louis became South of France Champion in Cadet Category
Racing in the Cadet category, Pierre-Louis set and still holds many of track lap records on these circuits:
Salon de Provence
After less than one year of racing, Pierre-Louis earned his first Pole Position, despite unfavorable weather conditions.
This was the beginning of his marked talent, over taking Theo Pourchaire, the French Champion in Minime & Cadet category 2013 & 2014.
For his first championship, Pierre-Louis finished 2nd at the South of France Championship with great battles on track against the more experienced driver Arnaud Malizia: spotted by his team, Pierre-Louis would be integrated for the 2015 season after a test day in Brignoles.
6 months after being introduced to the world of motorsport racing, Pierre-Louis registered to his first go-kart race on the famous circuit of Valence where Jenson Button reached the second position during the 1995 World Championship. He came away with a 4th place finish. This would mark the beginning of a successful career in motorsport for Pierre-Louis.
Having sold his motocross bike, Pierre-Louis bought his first go-kart from Soheil Ayari, a French successful driver in F3000 and winner of the Macau GP.
His introduction on the Brignoles circuit, he was accompanied by GT driver, Stephane Ortelli, winner of the 1990 Volant Elf and the 1998 24H of Le Mans.
What an interesting 2020 Formula 3 Regional Championship : We’ll race around the greatest tracks in Europe, some of which are used by Formula 1 !