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FIA Formula 3 hits the track at Le Castellet

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19.03.19.

The Championship’s first pre-season two-day test of 2019 kicks off in France

The first official pre-season test of the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship will commence tomorrow at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France. After a successful shakedown at Magny-Cours last month, the ten teams will trial the thirty F3 2019 cars for the very first time for two days at Le Castellet.

 

Following a draw that took place ahead of the Shakedown, ART Grand Prix were lucky to pick numbers 1, 2 and 3. They will work this week with their 2019 line-up made of multiple GP3 race winner David Beckmann, and Renault Sport Academy’s protégés Max Fewtrell (2018 Eurocup Formula Renault Champion) and Christian Lundgaard. MP Motorsport drew numbers 4, 5 and 6 and recently confirmed newly crowned Toyota Racing Series Champion Liam Lawson and Richard Verschoor, alongside Simo Laaksonen.

 

Sauber Junior Team by Charouz inherited numbers 7, 8 and 9 and will line up reigning ADAC F4 Champion Lirim Zendeli, Fabio Scherer and F3 Asia Champion Raoul Hyman whilst HWA RACELAB are joined by Bent Viscaal, Jake Hughes and Keyvan Andres who will sport numbers 10, 11 and 12 respectively.

 

Jenzer Motorsport have confirmed two drivers so far: Honda protégé Yuki Tsunoda, and Artem Petrov who will race under numbers 14 and 15. They will be joined in France by Andreas Estner who will test for the Swiss outfit for the next two days. Trident are ready to tackle the season with Devlin DeFrancesco., Pedro Piquet and Niko Kari who will run with numbers 17, 18 and 19.

 

Racing with numbers 20, 21 and 22, Hitech Grand Prix have completed their 2019 line-up with Leonardo Pulcini, Red Bull Junior Jüri Vips and Ye Yifei. Campos Racing will field Alex Peroni, Alessio Deledda and Sebastian Fernandez in cars 23, 24 and 25 for 2019.

 

Marcus Armstrong from the Ferrari Driver Academy, Jehan Daruvala and Robert Shwartzman (also an FDA member) will grace PREMA Racing’s line-up with numbers 26. 27 and 28. Finally, Buzz Carlin Racing drew numbers 29, 30 and 31 to give to Teppei Natori, Felipe Drugovich and Logan Sargeant.

 

The drivers will run on Pirelli’s Medium compounds. For each driver, six sets of tyres will be made available over the course of the two days.

 

The pitlane will open at 09:00 on Wednesday morning, and will run until 12:00 before breaking for two hours. The session will restart at 14:00 before ending at 17:00. Thursday’s session will break for just one hour, with the afternoon running taking place from 13:00 to 16:00.

 

FIA Formula 3 Championship – Le Castellet Test Session: Drivers’ Entry List

 

Team

#

Driver

License

ART Grand Prix

1

David Beckmann

DEU

 

2

Max Fewtrell

GBR

 

3

Christian Lundgaard

DNK

MP Motorsport

4

Liam Lawson

NZL

 

5

Simo Laaksonen

FIN

 

6

Richard Verschoor

NLD

Sauber Junior Team by Charouz

7

Lirim Zendeli

DEU

 

8

Fabio Scherer

CHE

 

9

Raoul Hyman

GBR

HWA RACELAB

10

Bent Viscaal

NLD

 

11

Jake Hughes

GBR

 

12

Keyvan Andres

IRN

Jenzer Motorsport

14

Yuki Tsunoda

JPN

 

15

Artem Pertov

RUS

 

16

Andreas Estner

DEU

Trident

17

Devlin DeFrancesco

CAN

 

18

Pedro Piquet

BRA

 

19

Niko Kari

FIN

Hitech Grand Prix

20

Leonardo Pulcini

ITA

 

21

Juri Vips

EST

 

22

Ye Yifei

FRA

Campos Racing

23

Alexander Peroni

AUS

 

24

Alessio Deledda

ITA

 

25

Sebastian Fernandez

ESP

PREMA Racing

26

Marcus Armstrong

NZL

 

27

Jehan Daruvala

IND

 

28

Robert Schwartzman

RUS

Carlin Buzz Racing

29

Teppei Natori

JPN

 

30

Felipe Drugovich

BRA

 

31

Logan Sargeant

USA