Alex Brundle is set to take the step up to the British Formula 3 International Series for 2010 in a Volkswagen-powered Dallara prepared by the race-winning T-Sport team.

After evaluating various options the son of Ex-F1 driver Martin Brundle chose F3 as it’s one of the proven paths to moving on up the motor sport ladder.

“I am very motivated by the opportunity to race in British F3,” said Alex. “I love the car and this will be the first time in my motor sport career I have had the benefit of a team around me. I am going to work hard to use that new-found support to turn in some strong results for T-Sport. Thank you to my long term sponsors GAC logistics, the Space Exploration Network and to Volkswagen Motorsport.”

“We’re delighted to have signed Alex,” said T-Sport principal Russell Eacott. “Having met him we have seen his enthusiasm and desire to race. Formula 3 is all about learning and Alex wants to be in an environment where he can learn to have a one-to-one relationship with his race engineer and really attack the technical challenges of F3.”

“We are delighted to welcome Alex Brundle into the Volkswagen family. In Formula 3 he faces an important learning year and we look forward to making the next step in his young career together,” added Volkswagen Motorsport director Kris Nissen.

Brundle senior who battled it out on track with the likes of Ayrton Senna in the ’80s in the British F3 series said “Generations of drivers have benefited from competing in British F3, including myself with Volkswagen power,” said Brundle Snr. “With 45 days on track and 30 races Alex will learn a great deal as he experiences a team environment for the first time. I like the attitude and approach of the T-Sport team and I’m confident about Alex’s rookie F3 season.”

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