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Dennis van de laar
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Testing this beast today

October 21st

Wow the 2014 season has come to an end already..!

October 20th

It's a difficult weekend so far where we are struggling as a team. I qualified P17, P13, P13. We've we made a good step in race 2 which brought me a top 10 finish again. Last race of the season this morning!! LET'S PUSH!

October 19th

Last race of the season, #hockenheim again! Big push this weekend. Practice and both qualis today!✌️#fiaf3 #formula3 #racing #dtm #germany #premapowerteam

October 17th

Difficult weekend for us without points in #imola.. But ready for the fight to end the 2014 season on a high next weekend at #hockenheim!!

October 12th

First time at #imola. Learned lots in the last couple of days testing!

October 10th

Imola in less than a week!

October 3rd

Incredible day driving the @williamsmartiniracing simulator

September 29th

Cool 2-day test at the #RedBullRing! It feels so awesome to be back in the car after the long summerbreak!!

September 24th

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Support for racing talent Dennis van de Laar.

Career planning and advice in cooperation with Randstad. DIEMEN – Randstad and racing talent Dennis van de Laar (20) are joining forces. Career...

24 Apr 2014
Another podium for Dennis van de Laar in Palm Beach.

PALM BEACH – 8 February 2014 The second event in the Florida Winter Series took place on 4th & 5th of February at the Palm Beach International...

8 Feb 2014
Dennis van de Laar scores win in Sebring.

SEBRING – 28 January 2014 Dennis van de Laar showed excellent results during the first Florida Winter Series (USA) event, organised by the Ferrari...

31 Jan 2014
Dennis van de Laar with PREMA Powerteam in FIA F3 2014

Zandvoort, 10th of December 2013 Dennis van de Laar will represent the PREMA Powerteam in the FIA F3 in 2014. PREMA, the champions’ team of the...

10 Dec 2013
Dennis van de Laar vaste top-10 kandidaat in Hockenheim.

Tijdens het finale weekend van het FIA F3 European Championship op Hockenheim heeft Dennis van de Laar de opwaartse lijn, vanuit Vallelunga, doorgezet...

22 Oct 2013

24 Apr 2014

Support for racing talent Dennis van de Laar.

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Career planning and advice in cooperation with Randstad.

DIEMEN – Randstad and racing talent Dennis van de Laar (20) are joining forces. Career planning advisors will support the top talent from Zandvoort for the next three years, and help him with the strategic planning of his career. Van de Laar is constantly searching for professional partners to help him in his further development. De cooperation with Randstad, sponsor of the Williams F1 Team since 2006, offers the young driver the support he needs to fulfil his Formula 1 dream. In addition, this cooperation creates a better balance between sports and a social career.

Dennis van de Laar started racing at age 14 and made his début in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, traditionally the breeding ground for Formula 1, last year. Within the Formula 3, Van de Laar can measure himself against the world’s top racing talents.

Dream
“Racing is my passion. It is my dream to someday drive in Formula 1. My career has been prosperous so far and there were even connections made already with the Williams F1 Team. I do not yet know where this will lead to, but I will keep pushing to prove myself. Additionally, I want and need to think about my future. Randstad has such extended experience in coaching top athletes, that I will gladly be supported by them,” says Van de Laar.

Match
Chris Heutink, General Director Randstad the Netherlands: “We are very fond of sports and feel connected to Formula 1. Our cooperation with Dennis is therefor an understandable match. He has a passion, a dream, and we want to help him in realising this dream, by making use of his other talents as well. The same goes for Formula 1 and the business world. You need a top team to perform. From drivers to engineers, from directors to secretaries. Top athletes have the special skills that are also very beneficial in the business world. We are ready to develop those skills and get Dennis on the right track. And we will willingly leave the racetracks to Dennis.”

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Who is Dennis?

A boy with a dream

Hi and welcome to my website. My name is Dennis van de Laar and I was born 3 February 1994. For as long as I can remember I have had a dream of becoming the absolute best in motorsport. At the age of 14 I started racing. At that time I achieved lap times of 2:07 at the circuit Zandvoort with a Suzuki Swift. After a season of Formula Renault 2.0 that lap time was down to one minute and a half in the Formula 3. This didn’t happen on its own, it was the result of hard work. Not a minute goes by without racing being top of
mind for me. I am living in an apartment in Italy close to my team.
Here I have all the facilities to improve as a racing driver. Training
on the simulator, working out with my trainer at the gym,
mental training in a lab and running plus biking in beautiful
weather have become my daily routine.

Handtekening

My team

The Champions

The team I’m racing for is the Italian Prema Powerteam: a team with a past of winning lots of championships, including the last 3 years of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Prema Racing was founded in 1983 by Angelo Rosin. From 1994, as a consequence of changes within the company, with the transformation into Prema Powerteam the Team's activities increased at an international level. Nowadays, PREMA is one of Europe's leading international racing teams. It is in fact the third Italian Team (after F1 Teams: Ferrari and Toro Rosso) based on the Team's dimension, importance and Championships in which it participates.

The team's tasks are not limited to just the tuning and set up of its racing vehicles; it also aims to deliver the complete training of each driver, from the development of technical knowledge to the improvement of mental and physical condition.

Formula 3

High down-force, low power

The engine power in Formula 3 is relatively low, according to racing standards. I drive a 240hp, 2-litre Mercedes engine. On the other hand Formula 3 is known for its high down-force level. The massive front- and rear wing and slick tires result in extreme grip on the track. The car only weighs 570 kilograms including the driver. This limited weight gives the car the ability to achieve extremely high cornering speed and because of this I have to endure G forces up to 3.5 G.

Next race

Porsche Supercup

Austin

Austin

Calendar

Packing the bags

Formula 3 races take place in the UK, Germany, France, Hungary, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands, with the traditional final race of the season in Macau, China. It is safe to say; hotels, racetracks and planes have become my second home.


Calendar

  • Porsche Supercup Austin

Statistics

Welcome to my world

Racing is all about numbers and lines. All my actions in the car are logged by a data system, from a movement of my steering wheel to the travel of my shock absorbers. Together with my two engineers I analyse the data against my teammates to improve myself on the track and to be able to provide the car with a better setup. You can see some of these statistics on the screen on the right side.

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