In four weeks, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship will kick off its new season but the twelve teams already are working flat out on preparing for the first races at Silverstone. In the coming week, a total of 36 drivers will travel to Spain for the traditional pre-season tests at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo. On 16th March, the programme features photo shoots and preparations but on 17th and 18th, the greedy young-guns will go out onto the track to prepare themselves and work on their cars, at the 4.005-kilometre circuit.FIA Formula 3 European Championship, round 11, race 3, Hockenheim (GER)

The pre-season tests is the first official clash of the rivals in the 2015 season.

Also involved will be Indonesian Sean Gelael who plans to make several F3 guest appearances, this year and will be testing at Valencia in the cockpit of one of the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin single-seaters.

The two Fortec drivers Hongwei Cao and Zhi Cong Li will alternate at the wheel of one vehicle, at Valencia, with Cao testing on Tuesday and Li on Wednesday.

As usual, we are going to keep you updated on what is going on, during the tests and provide you with the latest developments and results. And those who are particularly interested even will have the chance of following the test action at www.fiaf3europe.com in real time via live timing.