Ferrari junior Shwartzman completes Prema's 2019 FIA F3 line-up

Top junior single-seater outfit Prema Racing has completed its FIA Formula 3 line-up for the 2019 season by adding Ferrari Driver Academy member Robert Shwartzman

Ferrari junior Shwartzman completes Prema's 2019 FIA F3 line-up

The 19-year-old graduated from the Formula Renault Eurocup to the Formula 3 European Championship for 2018 and finished third with Prema, scoring two wins, nine other podiums and three pole positions.

Like eventual European F3 champion and team-mate Mick Schumacher - who has graduated to F2 with Prema - Shwartzman went on a strong run in the second half of the season in 2018, finishing only behind his German team-mate and Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum.

He was the highest-placed rookie in the championship standings come the end of the year.

"I'm delighted to continue my relationship with Prema Racing," said Shwartzman.

"I really found great chemistry with the team especially in the final part of the season.

"It's great to be part of the family and I feel particularly at ease.

"Our goal is to win the championship and I'm sure that Prema has the potential to fulfil that goal."

Prema team principal Rene Rosin added: "We are elated to retain Robert for the 2019 season.

"We are looking forward to seeing him at work in the new environment, which will give our drivers an occasion to thrive and enhance their skills and experience.

"We will do our utmost to help Robert and his team-mates to succeed at the highest level."

Shwartzman - who is also a part of the SMP Racing programme - will again partner 2018 team-mate Marcus Armstrong, while Jehan Daruvala has also joined the outfit after competing in European F3 with Carlin last year.

The FIA Formula 3 series is new for 2019, and is effectively a merger of the GP3 Series and European F3.

The series' new car is based on its GP3 predecessor, while the slot on the F1 support package also remains from GP3.

Teams will get to shake-down the new car on February 20 at Magny Cours.

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