Vivien Keszthelyi – The next stop is Zolderd a high-profile event in Hungary.
Vivien’s route to Formula 3 has been quite interesting. The young pilot started driving at the age of twelve, and in the same year she entered her first racing series. She spent the first two years of her career in the international senior field of drivers, in a front-wheel drive touring car championship. Due to her extraordinary results and immense talent, she was signed by Audi Sport, where she could continue her development in the German car manufacturers Racing Academy.
At the age of 15 she raced with a TCR category Audi TT, while at the age of 17 she collected her third championship title in the Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup. In the 2019 season she changed to Formula cars and started the year in the F3 Asian Championship Winter Series as the first female driver of the eastern championship. She collected the basic experience in a completely new category to her in nine races.
The W Series and its qualification process provided the latest challenge for her. Keszthelyi made it to the top 20 female drivers of the world as the youngest participant of the championship. She became the official and contracted reserve pilot of the new single-seater series, meaning that she was able to sign her second major contract after spending only 5 years in motor sport.
Keszthelyi was happy to take another step ahead in F3 and according to her, she is at the best place she could be to get more experience in the Formula category:
“The circumstances are quite amazing. I have seen many Formula races live and I can say that the W Series is a very high quality championship. The professional organizers, the trained staff, the simulators, the engineers, the mechanics, the masseurs and everyone involved represent the highest level” – said the Hungarian pilot who is already prepared for the next stop after the race weekend in Hockenheim. “I will keep on working, I would like to run good lap times in the new tracks as well. Belgium will be another challenge, but it only inspires me to perform even better. I am at the best place to get the necessary experience as fast as I can, and Zolder will be another step on the way to success.”