Fujitsu Cool Driver Program moves into Formula 3
The Fujitsu Cool Drivers for 2013 have been confirmed, with the development program set to be represented in the Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship for the first time.
Nine youngsters will enjoy Cool Driver backing this season, three in open-wheel competition and six in karts.
Todd Hazelwood, who has been a part of the program since its inaugural year in 2011, moves from the Victorian Formula Ford Championship to Formula 3, where he’ll campaign an R-Tek Motorsport prepared Dallara.
National Formula Ford driver Macauley Jones and karters Pierce Lehane, Nick Rowe and Cooper Murray all continue as Cool Drivers for a second consecutive year, while the new members consist of Anton De Pasquale (Formula Ford) and karters Joseph Burton-Harris, Charlotte Poynting and Bryce Fullwood.
Graduates of the Cool Driver scheme include current V8 Supercars rookie Scott McLaughlin, Carrera Cup competitors Shae Davies and Renee Gracie, and Dunlop Series runners Cameron Waters and Garry Jacobson.
The best performing Fujitsu Cool Driver receives a test with the Fujitsu-backed Garry Rogers Motorsport V8 Supercars team at the conclusion of the year.