Daniel Vela competing in 2009 Formula BWM Americas
Daniel Vela is the youngest to obtain the 2009 FORMULA BMW SCHOLARSHIP
The Formula BMW Americas Junior scholarship awards an automatic enrollment in Formula BMW’s Education and Coaching program.
Chosen from 11 participants invited to the September 29 - 30 qualifying shootout held at the Formula BMW Racing Center at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, in Valencia, Spain. Daniel was the youngest pilot that joined the exclusive group of Formula BMW Americas Juniors.
Daniel has always been a very focused person. Among his achievements we can highlight the following: Proficient Barefoot waterskier at the age of 8, 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 11, La Filiere karting selection at the age of 11, BMW Junior Pilot Scholarship at the age of 14, top student in his group for all his academic life and second place in the national math Olympics. Fluent in English, Spanish & some Italian.
About Formula BMW
Formula BMW is a junior racing formula for single seater cars. It is positioned at the bottom of the motorsport career ladder alongside the longer established Formula Ford category. Like Formula Ford, it is intended to function as the young kart racing graduate's first experience of car racing. The new formula was created by BMW Motorsport in 2001, with the first of its championships being inaugurated in Germany in 2002. Selected competitors from each series meet in the World Final at the end of each season, with the promise of a Formula One test for the winner.
To be eligible to compete in Formula BMW, drivers must be at least 15 years old, and must not have competed in any international racing series other than karting. They must hold an International racing license no higher than Grade C. (FIA International racing licenses are graded from A to D, with an additional super-license above Grade A.) Competitors must take part in a Licensing Course at one of the Racing Centres.
BMW also provides an annual scholarship for five young drivers in each championship, between the ages of 15 and 18, who are chosen through a selection process. It provides each driver with a budget of £35,000 in the UK, US$50,000 in Asia and US$40,000 in the USA.
The best drivers from each championship are invited to the Formula BMW World Final, which takes place at one of the Formula BMW Racing Centers in December of each year. The 2006 event was held at Valencia. It is composed of a series of elimination heats followed by a final race. The winner is awarded a Formula One test with BMW-Sauber.
MagDrive FuelfromH2o,LLC.USA being interested and involved with fuel economy and engine performance discovered through our international contacts the availability to endorse and support a young driver with an accomplished winners record. Being avid enthusiasts in the auto/Cart racing sports, we at Fuelfromh2o,LLC chose by invitation to endorse Daniel Vela of the Dominican Republic and act as a sponsor in his racing career. The Formula BMW Series is a stepping stone in the formula racing world for all young drivers to develop their skills and abilities for hopes of moving up into the world class of Formula 1 open wheel racing.
Our primary objective is to support D.Vela as his career in Formula Racing develops. We have studied his record concerning his competition standings and have watched Daniel as he went through his paces on the track. We feel it is well worth our efforts to support Daniel as he progresses up the ladder of Formula Racing success.
|2009 FORMULA BMW AMERICAS SCHEDULE||
2009 FBMW Americas Official Collective tests
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