Sims set for Macau Grand Prix

43 Alexander Sims (GB, Threebond with T-Sport, Dallara F312 Nissan), Formula 3 Euro Series, round 5, race 2, Nuerburgring (D) - 17. - 19. August 2012
43 Alexander Sims (GB, Threebond with T-Sport, Dallara F312 Nissan), Formula 3 Euro Series, round 5, race 2, Nuerburgring (D) - 17. - 19. August 2012

Racing driver Alexander Sims will compete in one of the world’s most famous street races next month - the Macau F3 Grand Prix.

Wansford-based Sims will race with the Nissan-powered ThreeBond T-Sport Dallara, which he powered to victory at the Nurburgring in August.

Sims was invited to compete as a guest driver in the fifth round of the F3 Euroseries Championship, which he won in grand style, taking the fastest lap, to qualify for the race in the Far East.

The British driver has worked with ThreeBond with T-Sport in the past as a test driver and coach, and with four years experience of racing F3 cars is targeting a win for the British team at Macau.

Sims and the team have just completed a successful test at Donington where they were able to test a number of wet and dry weather set-ups. Next week Sims heads to Silverstone for a final shakedown of the car ahead of the race on November 18.

Sims said: “I’m looking forward to racing at Macau again.

“It’s a pretty cool track to race at, it’s one of the races on the list that every driver wants to win.

“It’s great to be driving with the ThreeBond with T-Sport team who are very experienced in F3 racing, and it’s nice that I will be reunited with my race engineer who I worked with at Macau four years ago.”

However he added: “It’s a very strong field that have entered this year’s race, probably the most competitive that has been seen at Macau for a very long time, but we go there with the belief that we can challenge for the win.

“It’s always a tough race and a strong qualifying position is very important so we will be pushing hard throughout the weekend.”.

Alan Woodhead, the team’s chief engineer said: “He has already impressed us with his ability and speed in the test sessions leading up to the Macau event.

“I believe that with the Macau circuit experience that Alexander is able to bring to the team, coupled with the Tomei Nissan engine package, we are in great shape to arrive in Macau ready to attack the event and succeed in our goal of achieving a great result.”

Qualifying for the Macau F3 Grand Prix takes place on Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16, with the qualifying race on Saturday, November 17, and the main race starting at 3.30pm (local time) on Sunday, November 18.