Van Amersfoort Racing joins Formula 3 grid from 2022

Dutch outfit Van Amersfoort Racing will replace HWA RACELAB on the Formula 3 grid from 2022, with the series confirming all 10 teams for the next three years. 
Van Amersfoort Racing joins Formula 3 grid from 2022

Van Amersfoort joins the F3 until 2024, with the other nine teams retaining their place from the 2021 season.

Each team will be required to field three cars as the series reverts back to its two races per weekend format for next year.

“For the next three-year cycle, we have decided to renew our trust in nine of our current teams,” said F3 CEO Bruno Michel. “They have been with us for many years now, and they have proven their value, expertise, and professionalism.

“I would like to welcome Van Amersfoort Racing to the list of selected teams. Their success in other categories make them a nice addition to our grid. I am confident that they will adapt quickly to the demands and challenges of our championship.

“Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank HWA RACELAB for their commitment to Formula 3 for the past three seasons, during which they claimed four wins and 10 podiums.”

Founded back in 1975, Van Amersfoort has regularly competed in the junior categories, most notably in the now-defunct European F3 Championship.

Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and Mick Schumacher all drove for the team, highlighting its pedigree.

Speaking of the announcement, team owner Frits van Amersfoort said: “Our target is to win as many races as we can, but I have not been living under a stone and I realise that F3 is very competitive.

“It will be a fight, but I am sure that we will be able to be at the front. Our goal is the same as every other team here: to win. But realistically, there is a lot to do first.

“We are convinced that we can get to that position and that is what we are working towards. That is our long-term objective. As a team, you can only be happy when you deliver champions, but we know that is extremely difficult in this Championship.

“When I turn on the television and see Max [Verstappen] and Charles [Leclerc], it gives me a kick and that is something that we want to keep on doing.”

Formula 3 teams for 2022-2024 seasons

ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, Carlin, Charouz Racing System, Hitech Grand Prix, Jenzer Motorsport, MP Motorsport, PREMA Racing, Trident and Van Amersfoort.

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