FIA European Formula 3 Championship veteran Felix Rosenqvist will continue in the series for another season after agreeing a switch to Prema Powerteam.
The Swede, who finished runner-up to Raffaele Marciello in championship back in 2013 and won the Pau Grand Prix in 2014 with Mücke Motorsport, joins Jake Dennis, Lance Stroll and Brandon Maisano in a strong-looking Prema line-up in 2015.
Rosenqvist, now twenty-three, spent four years with Mücke, and twice won the Zandvoort F3 Masters as well as the 2014 Macau Grand Prix for the squad, but moves to Prema with the European Formula 3 title in his sights.
“I am highly excited about what I view as a new phase of my career,” said Rosenqvist. “Prema have been the undisputed pace-setters in F3 for as long as I’ve been around. They have won every title since 2011, and now – having visited their facilities in Italy – I really understand why.
“They are operating at their own level, and I am thrilled to join them at a time when the FIA F3 European Championship is arguably stronger than ever before.
“The European Championship title is the one thing I’ve got left to win in Formula 3, so I head into this season with a very clear target.”
Team Principal Rene Rosin has welcomed the signing of Rosenqvist to his team, and rated him amongst their fiercest rivals over the last four years, and he was delighted to see him driving one of their cars at last.
“Being able to rely on Felix Rosenqvist for our 2015 FIA F3 European Championship campaign is a great honour,” said Rosin.
“There is something symbolic in all of this. Over the last four years, this quick yet friendly young man has been one of our toughest and most fierce rivals; now, finally, we have got him in one of our cars!
“Needless to say, for all our drivers and team staff, including the management, the engineers and the mechanics, his experience will be a priceless benchmark in the chase for our fifth consecutive title.”