Red Bull F1's Adrian Newey to join F3 team Van Amersfoort Racing

Red Bull Formula 1 technical wizard Adrian Newey is to join Van Amersfoort Racing to work on the Dutch squad's Formula 3 European Championship effort

Red Bull F1's Adrian Newey to join F3 team Van Amersfoort Racing

Autosport understands that Newey will undertake duties on VAR's Volkswagen-powered Dallaras in support of its regular engineering strength.

VAR was unable to comment on the arrangement, where Newey will add the F3 work to his commitments with the Red Bull F1 team, although he was spotted at a recent two-day test at the Red Bull Ring.

His son Harrison Newey, runner-up in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship this season, has also competed in German F4 with VAR and has enjoyed his first F3 test outings with the team.

Newey Jr is one candidate for the remaining seats at VAR, with two-time Brazilian F3 champion Pedro Piquet already confirmed for one drive.

VAN AMERSFOORT RACING TIMELINE
1975 Frits van Amersfoort, who works at his family's garage business, befriends local racer Huub Rothengatter, who has brought his FF1600 car in for a paintjob. Van Amersfoort becomes Rothengatter's mechanic.

1992 Van Amersfoort Racing has become the de facto team for Marlboro-backed Benelux drivers in FF1600, but switches to Opel Lotus to run a young karter called Jos Verstappen, who wins the regional title.

1996 Bas Leinders becomes VAR's first Opel Lotus Euroseries champion, after three successive runner-up seasons with Vincent Radermecker, Tom Coronel and Manuel Giao.

1998 After moving into German Formula 3 with Leinders in 1997, VAR runs the Belgian to the championship title.

2007/09/11 After stints back in Formula Ford and Formula Renault, VAR wins German F3 titles with Carlo van Dam, Laurens Vanthoor and Richie Stanaway.

2012 VAR moves into European F3 at the end of the season.

2014 The team runs Max Verstappen - mentored by Verstappen Sr and Rothengatter - to third place in European F3.

2015 More race wins with Charles Leclerc in Euro F3, while VAR also runs famous 'sons of' Mick Schumacher and Harrison Newey in its new German F4 team.

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