Philo Paz Patric Armand is now an official Pons Racing driver. The 19-year-old Indonesian racer was signed by the Spanish squad to enter the full 2015 World Series Renault 3.5. Armand was lined-up in the first collective testing session in early March and impressed the whole team for how quickly he adapted to the tough 530-horsepower Dallara-Zytek car, a significant step for him after entering F.Renault 2.0 competition last year. Armand will partner the already-confirmed Roebrto Merhi.
Emilio De Villota – Team Manager
“I am delighted to be able to have Armand in our team. In Jerez he was impressive both for his approach making his debut in the series and for the potential expressed. For him, having a quick and experienced team-mate like Merhi will be key in terms of growing up race by race”.
Philo Paz Patric Armand
“The Jerez test has been quite positive, and despite I was at my first experience, I set the 14th and 9th fastest laps. So I thought that it would have been a smart move to continue my World Series Renault experience with Pons Racing. I look forward to this series which is the closest one to Formula 1, as demonstrated by the number of drivers who graduated to Formula 1 from here”.