Formula Regional European Championship - Prema officialises Leclerc and Petecof for 2020 season

  • fr
  • es

Two FDA drivers in the Formula Regional European Championship confirm the goodness and interest in the FIA certified championship

After the confirmation of the participation in the 2020 season of all the teams registered in last year's championship, and the 25 points of FIA Super License, important signs of appreciation of the Formula Regional European Championship certified by FIA continue to arrive. The first two drivers officially presented by Prema for the 2020 season are Gianluca Petecof, a strong driver who has raced two seasons in the Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth, with an amazing fourth place in the general classification and first of the Rookies in 2018 and second overall in 2019, and Arthur Leclerc, younger brother of the F1 champion Ferrari driver Charles, who will be able to show how much "blood does not lie" in the only FIA certified championship among those of the same level.

Angelo Rosin - Team Principal

"It is with great pleasure that we can continue to work with Gianluca for the coming season. It will be his third year with us so he has a great knowledge of the team's work method and ethics and that will definitely be an advantage in terms of adapting to a new car and making a step technically. We are delighted to have him on board for 2020. We are also extremely happy to welcome Arthur to the team. We are absolutely looking forward to having him in our talent pool. In the early stages of his career he made the most out his chances to race, so we are confident about the potential for 2020 especially given how we saw him perform as a contender. He is an outstanding addition to the team, and our side we are determined to work as hard as we can to make the difference for our drivers.”

Gianluca Petecof

“I’m really excited for 2020, stepping into Formula Regional with PREMA Powerteam once again after two seasons in Formula 4. I want to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy and Shell Motorsport for the opportunity. We will try to do our best and we are looking forward to this new challenge. One category above, got some stats already which is really positive so let’s continue the job.”

Arthur Leclerc

“I am really happy to announce that I will drive in Formula Regional with one of the best teams in junior series. I did my very first test in single seaters with Prema two years ago and I have always dreamed to race with them.

This great opportunity comes with another big chance for me, as I am proud to announce that I am joining the Ferrari Driver Academy. I am very grateful for the support and the trust given to me. I cannot wait to be back in the racing seat!”