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.

shares
comments
GP3 race winner Pulcini second driver to join Hitech FIA F3 line-up

Previous article

GP3 race winner Pulcini second driver to join Hitech FIA F3 line-up

Next article

Prema's Caldwell joins new Formula Regional European Championship

Prema's Caldwell joins new Formula Regional European Championship
Load comments
The Monaco win that started another triple crown Plus

The Monaco win that started another triple crown

30 years ago, victory in the Monaco Grand Prix-supporting Formula 3 race – then a showpiece invitational event – began a young Jorg Muller’s pursuit of a unique set of street circuit wins that he’d later complete at Macau and Pau

FIA F3
May 21, 2021
How two F3 stars face new challenges from very different perspectives Plus

How two F3 stars face new challenges from very different perspectives

ART Grand Prix team-mates Frederik Vesti and Juan Manuel Correa's paths to the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship grid couldn’t have been further apart, but both are using the same focus for different goals

FIA F3
May 5, 2021
Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed Plus

Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed

Juan Manuel Correa has had a long road to recovery from that horrific day at Spa in 2019. ART's decision to give him his race return in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 is a victory in itself, but his determination will surely - in time - have him fighting for bigger things

FIA F3
Feb 2, 2021
Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested Plus

Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested

F3 rookie Oscar Piastri only just snatched the 2020 title with Prema Racing, but the setbacks he overcame to do so suggest that Renault's next Australian talent is one destined for the top

FIA F3
Jan 12, 2021
The ground-effect wonder behind a generation of F1 stars Plus

The ground-effect wonder behind a generation of F1 stars

Recently named as Autosport's greatest single-seater, Ralt's RT3 launched a plethora of superstar drivers through the early 1980s, and established the constructor as the go-to place for your single-seater weapon

FIA F3
Dec 8, 2020
The Macau GP's greatest moments Plus

The Macau GP's greatest moments

Coronavirus restrictions mean this weekend's Macau GP will have a very different feel, with the usual F3 jamboree replaced by Chinese F4. But in past years, the event has provided some seminal moments in the careers of future world champions

FIA F3
Nov 20, 2020
Rating the prospects of the 2020 F3 title contenders Plus

Rating the prospects of the 2020 F3 title contenders

With the title race finely poised ahead of the final triple-header, a category returnee who raced George Russell in his F3 days lends Autosport his thoughts on the ones to watch

FIA F3
Aug 25, 2020
Why "whirlwind" Tauranac's legacy will stand the test of time Plus

Why "whirlwind" Tauranac's legacy will stand the test of time

The passing of Ralt boss Ron Tauranac last week drew tributes from around the world, not least from the bosses of three prominent teams on whom the Australian designer made a lasting impression

FIA F3
Jul 24, 2020