F3 race-winner Jehan Daruvala joins GP3 with MP for Abu Dhabi

European Formula 3 race-winner and Racing Point Force India Formula 1 junior Jehan Daruvala will join the GP3 Series grid in Abu Dhabi this weekend with MP Motorsport

F3 race-winner Jehan Daruvala joins GP3 with MP for Abu Dhabi

The 20-year-old Indian driver finished 10th in his second season in F3 with Carlin, struggling to follow-up his sixth place in the standings the previous year.

Between those two seasons, he tested with MP in the post-season GP3 test but elected to stick with European F3 for 2018.

Daruvala will make his GP3 debut in the series final event before it becomes the new FIA F3 Championship run by current GP3 boss Bruno Michel.

The series will have a new car with a halo, loosely based on the current Dallara GP3/16.

"After my 2017 test [pictured], it will be good to gain some more GP3 experience ahead of the 2019 season," said Daruvala.

"I'm happy that MP has given me the opportunity to do so.

"It's a busy November month for me, adding Abu Dhabi straight after Macau, but that's only good!"

Daruvala will become the seventh driver to compete with MP in GP3 this year.

Its two most regular drivers Dorian Boccolacci and Niko Kari both stepped up to the its Formula 2 outfit during the season.

Will Palmer left after the first race of the season to follow a career outside of motorsport, while eventual Formula Renault Eurocup runner-up Christian Lundgaard joined the team for a one-off outing at Paul Ricard.

Daruvala will join Devlin DeFrancesco and Richard Verschoor at MP for this weekend.

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