Sims confident ahead of F3 debut

McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner Alexander Sims is confident that he can make a strong debut in Formula 3 next season after successful winter tests in Spain and Portugal

Sims confident ahead of F3 debut

The 19-year-old, who finished runner-up in Formula Renault UK this year, has signed with Mucke Motorsport for a Euro Series campaign next year and was boosted by three promising outings with the team in testing during the last two weeks.

"It's gone really well over the last couple of weeks and we made a lot of progress each time in the car," he said. "We had two days at Estoril and Valencia - tracks I'd never visited before - and Barcelona, where I have been before in Formula Renault.

"We took time to learn Estoril and Valencia on the opening day, then I started to get my times down and find the limits. It's been a fantastic few days and I'm very pleased."

Sims is looking forward to the challenge of making his debut in the category with one of the front running teams in the fiercely competitive European championship.

"We're well aware of just how competitive the Euro Series is, but that's the challenge - we need to compete with, and beat, the best drivers.

"It's going to be very difficult, but our initial preparations have gone as well as we could have hoped. I'm really looking forward to getting back in the car in the new year and continuing our preparations."

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