FIA F3 European Championship
Hockenheim – Race 3
Start: 10.55 (GMT+02:00) | Grid slot: P5
A journey to the top
Climbing the ladder of international motor racing, Sweden’s Joel Eriksson is devoted to life in the fast lane. Finishing as FIA Formula 3 European vice-champion in 2017, Joel steps into a works BMW drive for the 2018 DTM campaign, taking on the established stars of the high-profile championship. Take your seat for a journey aimed just one way: to the top.
Time table (GMT+02:00)
Friday 21 September
Free Practice 1: 16.45-17.15
Saturday 22 September
Free Practice 2: 08.30-09.00
Qualifying 1: 10.35-10.55
Race 1: 13.30-14.30
Sunday 23 September
Free Practice 3: 08.30-09.00
Qualifying 2: 10.35-10.55
Race 2: 13.30-14.30
After 16/20 races
1: Gary Paffett (GBR), Mercedes, 206 p.
2: Paul di Resta (GBR), Mercedes, 204 p.
3: René Rast (GER), Audi, 149 p.
4: Edoardo Mortara (ITA), Mercedes, 138 p.
5: Marco Wittmann (GER), BMW, 137 p.
11: Joel Eriksson (SWE), BMW, 60 p.
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Joel Eriksson followed up his maiden DTM victory with a strong run to sixth place as the German-based touring car series resumed at the Nürburgring this weekend. Eriksson, who became the second-youngest DTM race winner in history last time out at Misano a fortnight ago, extended his 2018 tally with another eight championship points in […]
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Born: 28 June, 1998
Lives: Tomelilla (SWE)
Club: Kristianstad Karting Club
Team: BMW Team RBM
Car: BMW M4 DTM
Engine: 4-litre V8, 500+ bhp
2017: Swedish junior driver of the year
2016: Swedish junior driver of the year
2015: Swedish young driver of the year
2015: International accomplishment
2015: Swedish junior driver of the year
2014: Swedish young driver of the year
2014: Rydell Special Award
Swedish National Team
Joel Eriksson is part of the Swedish National Team of motor racing, being the scheme’s youngest representative.
DTM – Round 8 – Nürburgring
The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) is Germany’s top racing series, and the leading touring car championship of the world. The 2018 season spans ten weekends of racing, with five rounds taking place in Germany and five in other European countries. Joel Eriksson is one of six works drivers spearheading BMW’s main factory attack.
The cars used in the DTM are custom-built for the championship by its three manufacturers: BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The bodywork is designed to replicate the look of normal road cars, but the performance is more in line with a single-seater racer. The DTM engines provide more than 500 bhp. All drivers are employed by the manufacturers directly, ensuring a high standard of competition throughout the field.