Macau F3 Grand Prix entry list revealed, Felix Rosenqvist returns

Felix Rosenqvist heads the entry list for the Macau Grand Prix as he returns to target an unprecedented hat-trick of wins in the world's biggest Formula 3 race

Macau F3 Grand Prix entry list revealed, Felix Rosenqvist returns

The Swede, winner in 2014 with Mucke Motorsport and last year with Prema Powerteam, rejoins the Theodore Racing-backed Prema squad with which he also claimed the 2015 F3 European Championship title.

Rosenqvist effectively replaces his successor as European champion, 2017 Williams Formula 1 drive contender Lance Stroll, who confirmed last weekend that he would not be competing in Macau.

He will be joined in the F3 World Cup - which takes place on November 20 - by Prema regulars Nick Cassidy and Maximilian Gunther, with Cassidy aiming for his second Macau podium.

Rosenqvist's DTM Mercedes stablemate Daniel Juncadella - winner of the Macau GP in 2011 - also makes another return to the Guia circuit, this time joining Hitech Grand Prix in place of Ben Barnicoat.

Another F3 returnee is Spa 24 Hours winner Alexander Sims, who rejoins the Double R Racing team with which he finished third in 2015.

Apart from Stroll and Barnicoat, the other nine winners from this year's European championship are all hoping to compete in Macau, although two of them do not yet have confirmed entries.

As well as Cassidy and Gunther, their numbers include Britons George Russell and Callum Ilott, along with Joel Eriksson, Red Bull Junior Niko Kari and Anthoine Hubert.

Of the two unconfirmed 2016 winners, Autosport understands that Ralf Aron is working hard on a deal, while GP3 convert Alessio Lorandi is said to be hoping to find a drive.

Japanese F3 champion Kenta Yamashita makes an intriguing switch to T-Sport, where the Toyota protege will drive the team's ThreeBond/Tomei-engined car.

Nissan-contracted Welshman Jann Mardenborough, who lost the Japanese crown to Yamashita at the final round, makes his Macau debut in his regular B-Max Dallara-Volkswagen.

Double Formula Renault 2.0 champion Lando Norris steps up to F3 with Carlin as predicted by Autosport, alongside GP3 race winner Jake Hughes and Peter Li, who returns to action six months after his horrific Red Bull Ring accident.

Ex-MSA Formula ace Dan Ticktum, who has been serving a 12-month ban from motorsport competition, is expected to be the second Double R driver, although his name has not been confirmed yet.

ENTRY LIST

B-Max Racing Team Dallara-Volkswagen
Jann Mardenborough, Daiki Sasaki, Hongli Ye

Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen
Lando Norris, Peter Li, Jake Hughes, TBA

Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes
Alexander Sims, Dan Ticktum?

Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes
Sam MacLeod, Ferdinand Habsburg

Hitech GP Dallara-Mercedes
George Russell, Daniel Juncadella, Nikita Mazepin

Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes
David Beckmann, TBA

Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen
Joel Eriksson, Niko Kari, Guan Yu Zhou

Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes
Felix Rosenqvist, Maximilian Gunther, Nick Cassidy

TOM'S Dallara-Toyota
Sho Tsuboi

T-Sport Dallara-Tomei
Kenta Yamashita

T-Sport Dallara-NBE
Andy Chang

Toda Racing Dallara-Toda
Tadasuke Makino

Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Mercedes
Callum Ilott, Anthoine Hubert, Pedro Piquet

TBA
Ralf Aron, Alessio Lorandi

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