Seventeen-year-old Lyubov Andreyeva is young, promising and fast enough to earn a seat in Formula Russia, the equivalent of Formula 3, which starts May 10 in Kazan, Russia. She will be the first Kazakh driver to represent Kazakhstan in a Formula Russia race.
Andreyeva raced karts since her childhood and won numerous championships in Kazakhstan. Currently, she is readying for her first start and looking for sponsorship.
Formula Russia will include nine stages this year, with back to back stages in Sochi (Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 11-12) where the champion will be unveiled.
Until then, young talents like Andreyeva will try to win one of the series’ nine races and gain attention. Formula Russia is considered one way for young drivers to advance to Formula 2 and eventually to Formula 1.
Formula Russia racing is based on the Italian chassis Tatuus FA010 with a four-cylinder petrol turbo engine with a capacity of 1.4 litres, 180 horsepower and 250 Nm toque. All the cars are the same and that helps spot the fastest driver on the track. Race car driving is hugely popular in Russia and the country hopes to attract Formula 1 events.