Testing for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship gets underway in Sakhir, Bahrain 1-3 March.
With the top six drivers from the 2019 Championship all moving on – five of whom have graduated to Formula 2 – a host of new faces are set to do battle at the top of the table.
Lining up in Championship winning machinery, PREMA Racing’s new trio of drivers will face the daunting task of picking up from where their predecessors left off. Frederik Vesti and Oscar Piastri join the Italian side on the back of winning the Formula Regional European title and the Formula Renault Eurocup title. Lining up alongside them will be the returning Logan Sargeant, a podium finisher at this year’s FIA F3 World Cup in Macau.
Looking to take the fight to PREMA in 2020 will be 2019 Teams’ vice-champions Hitech Grand Prix, who have recruited the returning duo of Max Fewtrell and Liam Lawson, both of whom were podium finishers in the 2019 campaign. Joining them will be Italian F4 Champion Dennis Hauger.
ART have opted for a similar style of line-up to PREMA, running returning racer Sebastian Fernandez alongside a rookie pairing of Theo Pourchaire and Alexander Smolyar. Jake Hughes – the highest place finisher from 2019 to return to the grid – retains his seat at HWA RACELAB, alongside rookie duo Enzo Fittipaldi and Jack Doohan.
Meanwhile, Sophia Flörsch will become the first female racer to compete in F3 at Campos Racing, alongside Alessio Deledda and Alexander Peroni, who makes his return to the Championship following his recovery from a spinal injury suffered from a crash in Monza last year.
FIA Formula 3 Championship, Sakhir pre-season Test: Driver Entry List
|CAR NO||DRIVER||LICENSE||TEAM NAME|
|1||Oscar Piastri||AUS||PREMA Racing|
|2||Frederik Vesti||DNK||PREMA Racing|
|3||Logan Sargeant||USA||PREMA Racing|
|4||Max Fewtrell||GBR||Hitech Grand Prix|
|5||Liam Lawson||NZL||Hitech Grand Prix|
|6||Dennis Hauger||NOR||Hitech Grand Prix|
|7||Theo Pourchaire||FRA||ART Grand Prix|
|8||Alexander Smolyar||RUS||ART Grand Prix|
|9||Sebastian Fernandez||ESP||ART Grand Prix|
|14||Enzo Fittipadi||BRA||HWA RACELAB|
|15||Jake Hughes||GBR||HWA RACELAB|
|16||Jack Doohan||AUS||HWA RACELAB|
|17||Richard Verschoor||NLD||MP Motorsport|
|18||Bent Viscaal||NLD||MP Motorsport|
|19||Lukas Dunner||AUT||MP Motorsport|
|20||Calan Williams||AUS||Jenzer Motorsport|
|21||Federico Malvestiti||ITA||Jenzer Motorsport|
|22||Matteo Nannini||ITA||Jenzer Motorsport|
|23||Niko Kari||FIN||Charouz Racing System|
|24||Igor Fraga||BRA||Charouz Racing System|
|25||David Schumacher||DEU||Charouz Racing System|
|26||Clement Novalak||GBR||Carlin Buzz Racing|
|27||Enaam Ahmed||GBR||Carlin Buzz Racing|
|28||Cameron Das||USA||Carlin Buzz Racing|
|29||Alexander Peroni||AUS||Campos Racing|
|30||Alessio Deledda||ITA||Campos Racing|
|31||Sophia Flörsch||DEU||Campos Racing|