Faster Than Speed 2011 Launch: FTS unveils the FTS-P11!
FTS 2011 Launch
Faster Than Speed is proud to present its
"FTS 2011 Launch"
2011 Formula SimRacing campaign. In this team launch, FTS wishes to unveil its new FTS-P11 challenger while revealing the driver lineups for the season!
After celebrating the 10th anniversary of the team's World Championship debut on March 4th, FTS now gets ready to kick off its 11th FSR season this weekend!
The Launch Video!
We are very happy to present our spectacular launch HD videoclip of the FTS-P11, prepared by Gabriel Montañes and Christian Smirnoff to present Ernesto De Angelis' newest masterpiece. The video also takes us through some of the team's best moments in its 10 years of FSR racing, including Patrick De Wit's 2007 WC Turkish GP win, the 2008 WS Advanced double title with Florian Pechon, the 2005 WS Ace championship or Christian Smirnoff's 2006 WS Ace title. Please don't miss it! You can watch the video here:
If you thought our previous cars looked aggressive, you will not believe how this one looks! Ernesto De Angelis has done it again!
The FTS-P11, our latest beast, features a meaner looking panther than ever before, in the most striking design of the Formula SimRacing field. There are two versions of the FTS-P11 livery, both equally impressive, with the traditional black colour replaced by white for our World Trophy Panthers team.
Exclusive shots of our FTS-P11 contender can be found
FTS is happy to announce that Dutch driver Patrick De Wit signs for his fourth World Championship season with the team. After showing a series of strong performances in 2010, the team sees the potential for Patrick to return to the podium and why not, to its top step.
Agustin Canapino was, in November 2010, crowned the youngest ever champion in Argentina's top real racing division, Turismo Carretera, in only its second season in the series. In FSR, he will be taking part in some World Championship events, although his real racing commitments will only allow him to take a reserve role, as he signed for Chevrolet's official TC2000 team, next to Turismo Carretera and Top Race V6.
Giuseppe Marconi will join the efforts in its fifth FTS season. The experienced Italian will be taking part in WC races when necessary while also competing in the World Series division. In WS, he will be joined by Gabriel Montañes, from Uruguay, who returns to FSR after a sabbatical in 2010.
In the World Trophy division, Faster Than Speed will feature Spaniard Alberto De Juan, who makes his FTS return; Argentinian Juan Nicola, who also rejoins FSR after not competing for most of 2010; Belgium's Heinz Vanderhoydonck, in his fourth season with FTS; and newcomer Hector Salcedo, from Spain.
Comments from the Management
Gabriel Garivaldis:"Another season and another spectacular car! Thanks to Ernesto for his fantastic work on the car and to Christian for directing the launch.
I hope 2011 will be a strong season and against the odds we can achieve beyond our expectations. It won't be easy but we will stick to our guns and fight. The whole team is hard working so I know they can achieve great results."
Christian Smirnoff:"After celebrating the team's 10th birthday, it's now time for a new team launch, which is as always, a very special moment. For a small independent team like us, it is extremely difficult to be successful in FSR these days. However, I have a lot of trust in our drivers and against all the odds, we will keep pushing and working hard to achieve strong results with our usual team spirit. Thanks to all FTS members for their efforts!"
Please check out our Faster Than Speed fan page on Facebook where you will find the latest team news, exclusive photos and more. Also, stay up to date with the team following us on Twitter (@FTS_Racing)! The 2011 season kicks off tomorrow in Bahrain, so... start your engines!