Before the season kicks off in April, Arden Motorsport has announced that they will make their debut in British Formula 3 from the 2021 season onwards.
Arden Motorsport, a Banbury-based team founded by Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner and his father Garry Horner, have announced that they will be joining the BRDC British Formula 3 championship for the foreseeable future.
The British team currently compete internationally in the Formula Renault Eurocup Championship as well as the British Formula 4 championship and have seen successful seasons in both categories. To end their Formula Renault Eurocup championship rookie driver, Alex Quinn, secured the Rookie title at Paul Ricard in November with the British Formula 4 team also ending on a high with Arden taking third in the Teams’ standings and a number of podiums on the final weekend.
Alongside their announcement into Formula 3, they are now able to offer a pathway for the next talented cohort of young drivers into single-seater cars through their affiliated Young Driver Academy. This will create opportunities in national and international Formula 3 series’.
The team has said that they are currently in talks with a number of interested drivers.
Garry Horner, Team Principal said: “I’m delighted to announce we’ll be joining the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship from the 2021 season onwards. It’s a great championship, and one we’ve monitored for a while now. It sits perfectly between our other programmes, giving drivers the opportunity to graduate from British F4 into BRDC F3, and then onwards to Formula Renault.
“The British GT package is a very appealing one for sponsors, with excellent live coverage, and it means our UK-based teams now run at the two largest national events, which helps drivers at this stage of their career when they’re starting to build a name for themselves. It also offers opportunities for development for our in-house engineering staff as they scale the ladder, which is something else we’re very proud of.
“We’re really excited to continue our winter testing programme, as well as start to unveil our driver line-up in due course.”
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of BRDC British F3 organiser MSV said: “BRDC British F3 is now firmly established as one of the leading single-seater series for young drivers to prove they have what it takes to race in F1, and I’m delighted that Arden, as a highly respected team with enormous experience, has chosen to join the championship. The presence of Arden, alongside other nationally and internationally single-seater teams of great repute, demonstrates that British Formula 3 is a compelling choice for those drivers aiming to prepare themselves for FIA F3 and hopefully earn their place in F1, like Lando Norris and George Russell.”
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