David Schumacher parts ways with Charouz F3 team

FIA Formula 3 driver David Schumacher has parted ways with his Charouz team with three weekends left to run in 2020, his father Ralf Schumacher announced on social media

David Schumacher parts ways with Charouz F3 team

Schumacher, the 18-year-old son of former Formula 1 racer Ralf Schumacher, stepped up to F3 this year after making his debut in the category in Sochi's 2019 season finale.

He also finished fourth in the 2019 Formula Regional European Championship.

Schumacher struggled for pace and competitiveness with the Czech outfit Charouz Racing System and didn't manage to finish higher than 12th at Austria's Red Bull Ring.

His team-mates Roman Stanek and Igor Fraga have also failed to be competitive so far, with Fraga scoring the team's only point by virtue of a 10th place finish in Silverstone.

On Wednesday Ralf Schumacher announced on social media that his son would split with Charouz after another fruitless weekend at Catalunya.

"Big thanks to Charouz Racing Team for supporting my son," he wrote on Instagram.

"We have decided to stop our partnership."

It is not yet known what his son's future plans are, but Ralf Schumacher wrote he was "looking forward to announcing some news soon."

Earlier on Wednesday fellow German Sophia Floersch announced she would skip late August's Spa round in order to take part in the European Le Mans Series race at Paul Ricard.

Floersch will vacate her Campos Racing seat so she can make her LMP2 debut at Le Castellet for the Signatech-run Richard Mille Racing squad, which team boss Philippe Sinault said was "vital" in Floersch's preparation for her first appearance in September's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Prema's Logan Sargeant continues to lead the FIA F3 standings with three weekends at Spa, Monza and Mugello left on the reconfigured 2020 schedule, leading teammate Oscar Piastri by just a point.

Australia's Piastri scored his second win of the 2020 season in Barcelona's Sunday sprint race, while Saturday's first race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was won by HWA Racelab's Jake Hughes.

American Sargeant consolidated his lead by taking third in that feature race.

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