EX-F3 man Svendsen-cook makes racing return in enduro Lamborghini
Formula 3 race winner Rupert Svendsen-cook will make a return to competition in this weekend’s 12 Hours of Zandvoort after joining the Leipert Lamborghini team.
The 25-year-old will join Marcel Leipert and Siegfried Venema to handle the squad’s Huracan Super Trofeo machine in the endurance event, which is round four of the European 24 Hour Series.
The race will mark Svendsen-- Cook’s first outing since he won the MRF Challenge title in India in 2014. Previously Svendsen-cook had raced successfully in British F3 with Carlin, winning three races from 2010-2011.
“I put my racing career on the back burner because I wanted to focus on building a career in management and driver coaching, and through that I’ve done some work with Leipert in the Super Trofeo,” said Svendsen-cook.
“The biggest thing to get used to is the extra weight of a GT car against a single-seater, but the power and braking is very impressive. It has less aero than the GT3 Huracan, but more power so it’ll be competitive. I’d love to resurrect my career in GTS, but driving isn’t my only avenue in the sport anymore, so we’ll see what happens.”
Svendsen-cook will make racing return in Leipert Lambo