Sargeant, Fittipaldi complete FIA F3 grid with Charouz

The Czech squad is the final crew to lock in its roster for the F3 season, with the confirmation that Sargeant and Fittipaldi will possible be a part of Draw Renault Eurocup graduate Reshad de Gerus coming peaceable days sooner than the first spherical on the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.

Sargeant joins Charouz after agonisingly shedding out in a closing weekend title showdown with Prema teammate Oscar Piastri.

The American scored two wins to lead the standings mid-season, nonetheless failed to ranking in a nightmare penultimate spherical at Monza and trailed Piastri by eight aspects heading to the Mugello finale.

A sixth region perform in the opening crawl, with Piastri outdoors the aspects in 11th, supposed the pair entered the final reversed grid crawl level on aspects – peaceable for Sargeant to retire after lap one contact with Lirim Zendeli.

Piastri secured the title with seventh region, while Sargeant needed to decide on for third in the standings in the assist of Theo Pourchaire.

Afters seeing his rivals development to Draw 2, Sargeant’s hopes of continuing his single-seater profession regarded bleak, with a sportscar pass on the horizon till Charouz got right here to the rescue.

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The 20-12 months-frail used to be called as much as power for the squad in the 2 pre-season exams in Austria and Spain sooner than securing a deal to contest the elephantine season.

“Early this 12 months, I did no longer know if I was ever going to salvage in a crawl automotive all all over again,” said Sargeant.

“So I was honoured to salvage this opportunity from Charouz Racing System. I will give it the complete lot I if fact be told must earn the automotive on the entrance and assist attempting to invent all around the crew.

“I’m if fact be told expecting it.”

Sargeant will possible be joined by Fittipaldi, the grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson, who completed 15th in his maiden season of F3 with HWA Racelab last 12 months with a most attention-grabbing perform of fourth in the Mugello finale.

The youthful brother of Haas Draw 1 reserve driver and IndyCar racer Pietro, Fittipaldi won the 2018 Italian Draw 4 Championship sooner than ending runner-as much as Mercedes junior Frederik Vesti in the 2019 Draw Regional European Championship.

Fittipaldi appears put to dovetail an F3 marketing campaign alongside commitments in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship driving for RP Motorsport.

This weekend will label Fittipaldi’s competitive debut at Charouz, after the crew ran 2020 driver Michael Belov correct through pre-season checking out.

“I’m if fact be told contented for the likelihood that crew proprietor Antonin Charouz and crew supervisor Bob Vavrik gave me,” he said.

“It would without a doubt be a trouble since I did no longer perform any of the pre-season checking out, nonetheless I will perform my most attention-grabbing with this opportunity. I’m expecting the first crawl weekend in Barcelona.”

Team proprietor Antonin Charouz added: “We’re if fact be told contented with the line-up now we beget peaceable finalised for the 2021 FIA F3 season, mixing abilities and a peaceable info of the class.

“Logan used to be a top contender in 2020 and he confirmed his crawl correct during the pre-season exams that we carried out just no longer too prolonged ago, serving to us in the automotive put-up as smartly.

“Enzo, previous his family title, is a racer with exact doable. We are going to perform our most attention-grabbing to unleash his qualities.

“I’m certain every Logan and Enzo are going to be also precious references for Reshad, who, as a rookie, is impending a principal class step-up.

“His preparation in the last weeks has been very fruitful. Let’s hope to revel in a obvious and titillating season with all our guys.”

2021 FIA F3 Championship entry checklist

Prema Racing: Arthur Leclerc, Dennis Hauger, Olli Caldwell

Trident: David Schumacher, Clement Novalak, Jack Doohan

ART Mountainous Prix:  Frederik Vesti, Aleksandr Smolyar, Juan Manuel Correa

Hitech Mountainous Prix: Jak Crawford, Ayumu Iwasa, Roman Stanek

HWA Racelab:  Matteo Nannini, Rafael Villagomez, Oliver Rasmussen

MP Motorsport: Victor Martins, Caio Collet, Tijmen van der Helm

Campos Racing: Amaury Cordeel, Lorenzo Colombo, Laszlo Toth

Carlin Buzz Racing:  Jonny Edgar, Ido Cohen, Kaylen Frederick

Jenzer Motorsport: Calan Williams, Pierre-Louis Chovet, Filip Ugran

Charouz Racing System:  Logan Sargeant, Enzo Fittipaldi, Reshad de Gerus

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