The first ever Formula 3 racecar from Kazakhstan and the first ever female Formula 3 racer from there, Lyubov Andreyeva, continue to impress the world of racing and represent Kazakhstan in another elite world championship, having successfully completed the Sepang test drive on March 17 and getting noticed by the Formula BMW Pacific 2008 champion Ross Jamison.
“This was a pre-season test for Lyubov. [We chose] Sepang, as many European pilots do, because it’s a popular racing series and because of the good weather conditions and high-quality of the track.The cars are good and the people are great too,” Andreyeva’s manager Daniil Andreyev said in an interview with the Astana Times.
“We want to win the upcoming Formula 3 Masters Russia season this year that will start in April. It will have nine stages and we are determined to win the championship,” Andreyev stressed.
“The aim for the second day in the car was to lap the circuit in less than 2 minutes and 26 seconds. [Andreyeva] made big gains during the morning sessions, constantly working with [Jamison] to improve her driving. During the third heat, she completed the track in 2:27.0 and in the final session, she rounded the circuit in 2:25.5, breaking her target in the process. Lyubov has great motivation and focus and completed two days of testing without making any mistakes. The team can see her basic talent and understand the areas that she requires coaching in, an Asia Cup Series recommendation report stated.
The Asia Cup Series, formerly known as the BMW Formula Talent Cup, is a single-seat junior Formula series, where young, talented drivers are discovered and then recruited by the world’s best racing franchises. Among the numerous racers was current Formula 1 racer Nico Rosberg.