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Fittipaldi column: F3.5 title and amazing LMP1 test

In his last column of 2017, Pietro Fittipaldi shares his impressions from the weekend during which he clinched the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 title and also drove Porsche's LMP1 machinery.

Bahrain F3.5: Binder fends off Fittipaldi in series finale

Rene Binder claimed a lights-to-flag victory in the last Formula V8 3.5 race as he led teammate Pietro Fittipaldi across the line in Bahrain.

Bahrain F3.5: Fittipaldi crowned champion, Chaves wins on debut

Pietro Fittipaldi has won the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 title with a race to spare after a second-place finish in Race 1 at Sakhir, combined with engine troubles for main rival Matevos Isaakyan, was enough to claim the crown.

Bahrain F3.5: Binder takes last pole of championship

Rene Binder has claimed the last-ever pole position in the Formula V8 3.5 championship as he dominated the second qualifying session in Bahrain.

Formula V8 3.5 cancels 2018 season due to lack of entries

The organisers of the Formula V8 3.5 Championship have announced the series won't go ahead in 2018 having struggled to attract enough entries.

Calderon to make Formula V8 3.5 debut in Bahrain

Sauber Formula 1 development driver Tatiana Calderon will make her Formula V8 3.5 debut in this weekend’s Bahrain season finale.

Fittipaldi column: Austin brake failure complicates title push

In his latest column for, Lotus driver Pietro Fittipaldi recounts an Austin weekend where a brake failure has left the Formula V8 3.5 title race closer than anticipated.

Austin F3.5: Orudzhev wins, drama for title rivals

Egor Orudzhev played pit strategy to perfection to win the second Formula V8 3.5 race of the weekend in Austin, as championship contenders Pietro Fittipaldi and Matevos Isaakyan both faced issues.

Austin F3.5: Binder scores dominant lights-to-flag victory

Rene Binder took his third Formula V8 3.5 win of the season after a dominant victory in Austin.

Austin F3.5: Palou and Fittipaldi set identical times in qualifying 2

Alex Palou has claimed his third Formula V8 3.5 pole of the season in Austin, setting the fastest lap of the weekend, as Pietro Fittipaldi was second with an identical lap time.

Austin F3.5: Binder claims maiden pole in Lotus domination

Rene Binder claimed his first Formula V8 3.5 pole as he led a Lotus one-two at the Circuit of the Americas.

Fittipaldi column: Mastering Mexico after lucky escape

In his latest column, Pietro Fittipaldi talks through his clean sweep of Formula V8 3.5's first visit to Mexico, which has allowed him to once again assume control of the title fight.

Mexico F3.5: Fittipaldi completes weekend sweep in chaotic Race 2

Pietro Fittipaldi has taken a double Formula V8 3.5 victory in Mexico City after a crash-filled second race, with Alfonso Celis and Konstantin Tereschenko claiming podium finishes.

Mexico F3.5: Fittipaldi retakes points lead with victory

Pietro Fittipaldi reclaimed the Formula V8 championship lead with a lights-to-flag victory in Mexico City ahead of Matevos Isaakyan and Alex Palou.

Mexico F3.5: Fittipaldi doubles up with Race 2 pole

Pietro Fittipaldi has taken a brace of Formula V8 3.5 pole positions in Mexico City after a dominant lap secured a first place start for race two.

Fittipaldi column: Entering summer break on a sour note

In his latest column, Pietro Fittipaldi recalls the latest chapter of the roller coaster ride that is his Formula V8 3.5 campaign at the Nurburgring.

Nurburgring F3.5: Debutant Palou scores maiden win

Alex Palou kept a calm head as he took a lights-to-flag victory in just his second Formula V8 3.5 race at the Nurburgring.

Nurburgring F3.5: Isaakyan wins as Fittipaldi and Palou collide

Matevos Isaakyan took his second Formula V8 3.5 win of the season as championship leader Pietro Fittipaldi was hit by pole-sitter Alex Palou on the opening lap of first the Nurburgring race.

Nurburgring F3.5: Palou doubles up in second qualifying

Formula V8 3.5 newcomer Alex Palou stunned the field again as he set the fastest lap of the weekend to claim his second pole at the Nurburgring.

Nurburgring F3.5: Palou takes pole on debut

Formula V8 3.5 rookie Alex Palou was fastest in his first ever qualifying in the series, which was held in changeable conditions at the Nurburgring.

Fittipaldi column: Retaking F3.5 championship lead a relief

In his latest column, Pietro Fittipaldi admits he is relieved to be back at the top of the standings in Formula V8 3.5, despite another up-and-down outing in Aragon.

Aragon F3.5: Orudzhev leads AVF 1-2 in Race 1

Egor Orudzhev kept calm to take his first victory of the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 season in dominant fashion at Aragon on Saturday, leading an SMP Racing by AVF 1-2 ahead of teammate Matevos Isaakyan.

Fittipaldi column: Close to a perfect weekend in Jerez

In his latest column for, Pietro Fittipaldi looks back at a successful Formula V8 3.5 round at Jerez, where he slashed a 22-point deficit in the title race to just one point.

Jerez F3.5: Fittipaldi passes Orudzhev to win Race 2

Pietro Fittipaldi was victorious in the second Formula V8 3.5 race at Jerez after pulling off an impressive move on Egor Orudzhev on the opening lap.

Jerez F3.5: Fittipaldi dominates Sunday qualifying

Pietro Fittipaldi maintained his strong qualifying record by collecting his sixth pole position of the Formula V8 3.5 season at Jerez.

Jerez F3.5: Nissany holds off Fittipaldi to win

Roy Nissany took his first win in the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 season at Jerez after withstanding race-long pressure from Pietro Fittipaldi.

Jerez F3.5: Orudzhev grabs his first pole of 2017

Seven-time Formula V8 3.5 race winner Egor Orudzhev set the pace in the Saturday qualifying at Jerez, claiming his first pole position of 2017 and his second overall in the series.

Fittipaldi column: No more margin for error

In his latest column for, Pietro Fittipaldi looks back at two tough Formula V8 3.5 rounds, which left him without a podium finish despite three pole positions.

Monza F3.5: Binder profits from safety car to win again

Rene Binder took a 17-pont championship lead after winning the second Formula V8 3.5 race at Monza, benefiting from taking his mandatory pitstop under the safety car.

Monza F3.5: Binder inherits win after Nissany penalty

Rene Binder won the opening Formula V8 3.5 race at Monza, after Roy Nissany, who led every lap of the race, was given a five-second time penalty.

Monza F3.5: Fittipaldi outduels Nissany in second qualifying

Pietro Fittipaldi doubled up in the second Formula V8 3.5 qualifying at Monza, after trading the lead with Roy Nissany several times during the session.

Monza F3.5: Fittipaldi dominates drying, red-flagged qualifying

Pietro Fittipaldi topped the first Formula V8 3.5 qualifying session at Monza, which was held under drying conditions and was red-flagged in the very end.

Spa F3.5: Isaakyan wins after poor Fittipaldi pitstop

Matevos Isaakyan was victorious in the second Formula V8 3.5 race at Spa-Francorchamps, taking advantage of a well-timed stop and Pietro Fittipaldi losing time in the pits.

Spa F3.5: Force India's Celis scores maiden win in Race 1

Alfonso Celis took a lights-to-flag win in the first Formula V8 3.5 race at Spa-Francorchamps, securing his maiden win in the championship.

Fittipaldi column: Taking Silverstone by storm columnist Pietro Fittipaldi talks through two victories in a perfect opening weekend to his World Series Formula V8 3.5 campaign.

Silverstone F3.5: Fittipaldi sweeps opener with Race 2 win

Pietro Fittipaldi completed a clean sweep of the opening Formula V8 3.5 weekend at Silverstone, taking an assured victory in the second race to add to Saturday’s season-opening triumph.

Silverstone F3.5: Fittipaldi takes lights-to-flag win in Race 1

Pietro Fittipaldi won the opening race of the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 season at Silverstone, converting his pole position into a lights-to-flag victory.

Silverstone F3.5: Fittipaldi takes double pole for opener

Pietro Fittipaldi will start both races of the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 Silverstone season-opener on pole, expertly taking advantage of a drying track in both qualifying sessions.

Mason completes 12-car grid for F3.5 season opener

Former GP3 driver Nelson Mason has been named as Teo Martin Motorsport's second driver for the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 season, which kicks off at Silverstone with 12 cars this weekend.

Arden confirms Formula V8 3.5 departure

Reigning Formula V8 3.5 teams’ champion Arden Motorsport has pulled out of the series for 2017.

Orudzhev sets the pace in Aragon F3.5 testing

AVF's Egor Orudzhev was fastest during two days of Formula V8 3.5 pre-season testing at Aragon.

Kanamaru joins RP for sophomore F3.5 campaign

Japanese driver Yu Kanamaru has been named as RP Motorsport's second driver in the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 season.

Tereshchenko moves to F3.5 with Teo Martin

Russian driver Konstantin Tereshchenko will join the World Series Formula V8 3.5 grid in 2017, partnering up with Teo Martin Motorsport.

SMP Racing opts for AVF tie-in after "not acceptable" first year

SMP Racing chiefs have confirmed Amato Ferrari's Spirit of Race outfit will not be running the programme's official Formula V8 3.5 team in 2017.

Fioravanti graduates to F3.5 with RP Motorsport

Italian driver Damiano Fioravanti will step up from Euroformula Open to Formula V8 3.5 with RP Motorsport.

Orudzhev joins AVF for third F3.5 campaign

Egor Orudzhev will join Spanish team AVF for his third Formula V8 3.5 season, it has been announced.

Menchaca completes all-Mexican Fortec F3.5 line-up

Mexico's Diego Menchaca will join compatriot Alfonso Celis Jr. in the Fortec Motorsports line-up for the 2017 edition of World Series Formula V8 3.5.

Isaakyan moves to AVF for second F3.5 campaign

Russian driver Matevos Isaakyan will continue racing in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 in 2017, it has been announced.

Fittipaldi switches to Lotus for 2017 F3.5 season

Pietro Fittipaldi will race for Lotus in the World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship this season, it has been announced.

Rookies Palou and Boccolacci top F3.5 test at Jerez

Formula V8 3.5 rookies Alex Palou and Dorian Boccolacci topped the timesheets for the series' three-day post-season test at Jerez.

Fittipaldi targets title push in 2017 F3.5 comeback

Pietro Fittipaldi is targeting a sophomore season in Formula V8 3.5 in 2017, and wants to fight for the title in the category on his second attempt.

Louis Delétraz and Pietro Fittipaldi conclude successful season with Fortec Motorsports

Louis Delétraz concluded his inaugural Formula V.8 3.5 season as deputy champion, teammate Pietro Fittipaldi also finished his maiden season on a high.

Catalunya F3.5: Dillmann beats Deletraz to title with Race 2 win

Tom Dillmann became the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 champion by winning the final race of the season at Catalunya from seventh on the grid.

Catalunya F3.5: Orudzhev dominates, Deletraz outduels rival Dillmann

Egor Orudzhev produced a masterful performance to dominate Race 1 of the Formula V8 3.5 Barcelona finale, only for a late Louis Deletraz overtake to eliminate him from the title battle.

Catalunya F3.5: Dillmann takes pole by 0.02s in wet qualifying

Championship contender Tom Dillmann was fastest in Saturday's Formula V8 3.5 qualifying at Catalunya, beating Matthieu Vaxiviere by just two hundredths.

Jerez F3.5: Orudzhev wins, Deletraz grabs points lead

Arden's Egor Orudzhev took his fourth victory of the Formula V8 3.5 season in the Sunday race at Jerez, as Renault junior Louis Deletraz moved to the lead of the standings.

Dillmann reclaims points lead after Deletraz gets "joke" penalty

AVF's Tom Dillmann has been reinstated as the Formula V8 3.5 championship leader after rival Louis Deletraz was penalised for their collision in the Saturday race at Jerez.

Jerez F3.5: Isaakyan wins as title rivals Dillmann and Deletraz collide

Matevos Isaakyan took his maiden Formula V8 3.5 victory in a dramatic Saturday race at Jerez, which was headlined by a collision between leading title contenders Tom Dillmann and Louis Deletraz.

Aitken to make F3.5 debut at Jerez

Renault academy driver Jack Aitken will compete in the final two rounds of the Formula V8 3.5 series with RP Motorsport, it has been announced.

Monza F3.5: Orudzhev storms from fifth to win Race 2

Egor Orudzhev took victory in the second Formula 3.5 V8 race of the Monza weekend, beating Rene Binder to the chequered flag.