Prema Powerteam is proud to announce the completion of its line-up for the 2014 Eurocup F.Renault 2.0 Championship. Seven rounds are set to be held this season during the World Series by Renault weekends and the Italian squad, led by Angelo Rosin, will field three cars for Bruno Bonifacio, Dennis Olsen and Hans Villemi.
Bonifacio, a 19-year-old from Brazil, is entering his third season with Prema. After ending up third in the 2012 F.Abarth series, he scored third place in last year’s F.Renault 2.0 ALPS.
Norwegian racer Olsen, 17, took third place in the 2013 F.Renault 2.0 NEC series at his first year with open-wheelers.
Estonian 18-year-old Villemi has joined the Renault ladder in 2011 and entered the Eurocup, ALPS and NEC championships so far. Late last year, he joined the Prema stable for the closing round of the Renault 2.0 ALPS.
Grazia Rosin – Team manager
“Lining-up for the European Renault 2.0 season, we decided to rely on some young drivers that also have a good deal of experience. That’s particularly true for Bonifacio and Villemi, who are looking forward to step up and achieve something important in their careers. Olsen has less kilometers under his belt but he will definitely become one interesting variable. At his first year in car racing, he already showed he can be a frontrunner as confirmed by his third place in the F.Renault NEC series”.
"I am very happy to work again with Prema. We are in more sync than we've ever been and we have common goals for the season. We believe that we can fight for the top positions in the championship and we are going to be working very hard, together, to reach our goals. I believe very much in the team and Prema has always believed in my potential. This is our third year working together and I can't wait to go to the track. Outside of the race track, work has already started!"
“I’m really happy to join PREMA for this Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup campaign. This will be my second year in single seater and joining a Team of such a history will allow me to learn a lot and show my potential.”
“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Prema this year. Our winter tests after the 2013 season gave positive and promising results. I feel confident with the team and I believe that we have the tools necessary to achieve podium positions and score good points in the coming season.”