PODIUMS AND POINTS FLOW AT THE BEND

PODIUMS AND POINTS FLOW AT THE BEND

A third place podium and consistent speed all weekend has seen Luis come away from Round 1 of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge to sit in 4th place in the championship.

More points were thwarted when a mechanical failure forced Leeds to pit with 4 laps to go in Race 3.

Despite the frustration, the speed and performance shown across 3 races, against quality opposition, indicates good signs for Leeds this season.

SEASON OPENER TAKES ON THE BEND

SEASON OPENER TAKES ON THE BEND

A 27-strong Porsche field will begin a new era of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series this weekend at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.

The 27 911 GT3 Cup entries will tackle the first ever national-level race meeting at the 4.9km circuit – the largest grid since the series’ opening 2010 round at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

The 2018 season marks the introduction of the Type 991 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars to the series, the same cars used throughout the past four seasons of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia championship

LUIS BEGINS PORSCHE CAMPAIGN

LUIS BEGINS PORSCHE CAMPAIGN

23Red Racing will field Luis Leeds in the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series starting next weekend at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Leeds had been working to put a program together, with support in recent weekend allowing the former Red Bull junior to confirm his place on the 25-car grid.

Leeds will pilot the car driven last year by Cameron McConville in Carrera Cup, with team boss Phil Munday expanding the 23Red Racing operation to accommodate the GT3 Cup Challenge program.

LUIS OK AFTER MASSIVE HUNGARORING MOMENT

LUIS OK AFTER MASSIVE HUNGARORING MOMENT

Australian driver Luis Leeds has walked away without injury, following a scary incident during Race 1 of Round 5 of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 at the Hungaroring in Hungary.

The Josef Kaufmann Racing pilot tangled with the pack in turn 2 and thankfully ended up on all 4 wheels despite getting plenty of air time, enabling him to get out of the car unassisted and walk away.

'LITTLE MONACO' BECKONS AS LUIS HEADS TO PAU

'LITTLE MONACO' BECKONS AS LUIS HEADS TO PAU

In the wake of the Silverstone weekend, the Formula Renault Eurocup heads to Pau for the third meeting of the season. Nicknamed the “little Monaco”, the urban track will be an all-new experience for many of the competitors. The streets of the southern French city will serve as a big test before taking on the Monaco circuit the following week.

After breaking their respective ducks in Great Britain, Luis Leeds (Josef Kaufmann Racing) and Presley Martono (Mark Burdett Motorsport) will be out for more, while Alexander Vartanyan (JD Motorsport) will look to return to the top ten.

LUIS CLAIMS POINTS IN STRONG RESULT AT SILVERSTONE

LUIS CLAIMS POINTS IN STRONG RESULT AT SILVERSTONE

Josef Kaufmann Racing driver, Luis Leeds, has claimed his first points of the season with a strong 7th place finish in Race 2 of the Silverstone round of the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup series.

Formula Renault Eurocup leader, Will Palmer (R-ace GP) extended his points advantage in the general classification with his win in race one at Silverstone.

The season now heads to Pau in France for Round 3 of the season between May 19 - 21.

ICONIC 'TEMPLE OF SPEED' MONZA OPENS SEASON

ICONIC 'TEMPLE OF SPEED' MONZA OPENS SEASON

Introduced in 1971, Formula Renault soon joined the ranks of the best motor racing schools of champions. In 2017 a promising field of the best young hopefuls and European teams head to the Autodromo di Monza for the season opener. “The Temple of Speed” will allow for judging the contenders, who share one goal: win the first race of the season.

The action gets underway at the famous Monza circuit where many talented drivers won in the Formula Renault Eurocup before eventually competing at the highest level of the sport. Who will replicate the exploits of Kamui Kobayashi, Pastor Maldonado, Felipe Massa, Alain Prost, Didier Pironi and Patrick Tambay?

30 DRIVERS AND NINE TEAMS ARE READY TO BATTLE IN THE FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP

30 DRIVERS AND NINE TEAMS ARE READY TO BATTLE IN THE  FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP

Two weeks before the first collective tests, the Formula Renault Eurocup is assured of having 30 young and talented drivers for the 2017 season. Defending their chances on Europe’s finest circuits, they also represent nine of the most respected teams in motorsport.

Spread among nine teams, the 30 title contenders will come together on March 15 at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours for the tests which will kick off a campaign that will take them to 10 European tracks, including Pau and Monaco.

LUIS SIGNS WITH JOSEF KAUFMANN RACING IN 2017

LUIS SIGNS WITH JOSEF KAUFMANN RACING IN 2017

Driver Luis Leeds has signed to race for Josef Kaufmann Racing in 2017.

Luis will race in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and NEC Series and will be based from the UK.

Josef Kaufmann Racing is known as a solid producer of Formula 1 talent.

It is one of the world's most awarded and professional racing outfits, with current Formula 1 stars Nico Hülkenberg, Stoffel Vandoorne, Esteban Gutiérrez and Sébastien Buemi all having raced for the team.

LUIS CLAIMS THIRD IN FIRST F4 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

LUIS CLAIMS THIRD IN FIRST F4 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Luis Leeds went into the last weekend of the British Formula 4 season with a chance of taking the championship but the cards didn't fall his way and the 16-year-old Australian couldn't move forward in the points table after the final round at Brands Hatch.

It was nevertheless a great season for the Red Bull Junior, winning races so far from his home in Melbourne. "It has been a great year, very tough but very worth it," explained Leeds. "I am very proud of what we have done, proud of the Arden team who gave me everything, a really great bunch of people, I can't thank them enough."

TITLE RACE GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE

TITLE RACE GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE

In Race 1, Leeds fought his way back up to 10th, but the Red Bull Junior now sits 36 points adrift of championship leader Fielding with just 50 up for grabs tomorrow.

“This title is going to go down to the wire.”

Said a resolute Leeds: “I’ve had so many things happen this year, but I will be giving it my all to take the fight to Fielding and Fewtrell. I’ve got nothing to lose and I’m coming for them.”

LUIS CHASES TITLE TO FINAL ROUND

LUIS CHASES TITLE TO FINAL ROUND

Three races over the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will decide the British F4 championship this coming weekend and Red Bull Junior Luis Leeds knows that he can take the title. It will be a huge battle and he has a 19 point deficit but there are 75 points to be won.

"Yes sure, it's an exciting week for me, my two title contenders less than 20 in front. In fact there are five or six of us that can still win the title and I am in the middle of them," enthuses the 16-year-old Australian with his usual huge smile.

"I'm just concentrating on going after the title, the dream is there, it's up to me to grab it. It's great that the final is on the GP track at Brands, an iconic circuit."