Jake Dennis has completed his move from Carlin to Prema Powerteam for the 2015 FIA European Formula 3 Championship season.
Having pulled out of the Macau Grand Prix a few days before the event, rumours surfaced that the Briton was contemplating switching teams for next season, and he has now confirmed that he will move to the reigning Team’s Champions next year.
Prema have also taken Esteban Ocon, Raffaele Marciello, Daniel Juncadella and Roberto Merhi to the last four Drivers’ titles, and Dennis will be hoping to make it five in a row.
“It’s where I want to be, for sure,” said Dennis on his move to Prema. “I learned an awful lot in my rookie season and am extremely grateful to all those helped me along the way.
“I now look forward to returning to the series with Prema which has a fantastic pedigree in F3. This year I finished third in the rookie standings and, but for a few mishaps along the way, would have finished higher.
“Hopefully next year, with a crack squad like Prema, I can show what I know I’m capable of and be in the hunt for the title from the word go.”
Dennis has become the second Racing Steps Foundation driver in as many days to be confirm his plans for 2015 after Oliver Rowland re-signed for Fortec Motorsports in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
Team Manager of Prema Powerteam Rene Rosin welcomed Dennis to the team, and believed they had signed an aggressive but smart racer for 2015.
“Dennis showed he is the right driver for us, the one that can help Prema to stay on top for the fifth straight year,” said Rosin. “Jake is aggressive, but also smart, and quick on every type of racetrack.
“We will do our 100% to put him in the position to accomplish the feature and I thank the Racing Steps Foundation for trusting us with Jake.”