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Vautier Joining F1600 Field At Mid-Ohio

Tristian Vautier will race in the F1600 Formula F Championship Series events next weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. (Photo Courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series)

OKLAHOMA CITY – F1600 Formula F Championship Series participants will have a chance to test themselves against one of IndyCar’s most promising young drivers next weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as Tristan Vautier joins the series for a one-off appearance aboard a Quantum Racing Services Van Diemen Honda.

Amazingly Vautier, who won the Firestone Indy Lights title in 2012 and other ladder series titles in previous seasons, has never raced at Mid-Ohio. Taking part in the July 26-28 F1600 race weekend at Mid-Ohio will provide the 23-year-old Frenchman with a chance to learn the track prior to taking the wheel of his Honda-powered Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara one week later at the IZOD IndyCar Series race weekend.

“Formula F is going to be a lot of fun, for me and I hope also for the other competitors in the series,” Vautier said. “It has been a little while since I have driven a small formula car, and I have never raced anything at all at Mid-Ohio! But I know the Quantum team has had great success in the series and at Mid-Ohio, so I’m really looking forward to joining them. I have followed the series this year, and I think it will be exciting and enjoyable to compete in it alongside the F1600 Formula F Championship Series racers.”

Posted by on Jul 18 2013 Filed under IndyCar, Latest Headlines, Other Road Racing, Road Racing, Top Stories, Verizon IndyCar Series. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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