Boccolacci swaps F3 for Formula Renault in 2016

French teenager Dorian Boccolacci will race for Tech 1 Racing in Formula Renault 2.0 in 2016, competing in both the Eurocup and NEC championships.

The seventeen-year-old moves across from racing in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship where he competed in 2015 with the Signature team after failing to secure a drive with one of the top teams in the championship. He had moved up to Formula 3 after finishing runner-up in the French F4 championship the previous year.

Boccolacci’s appointment means the Tech 1 Racing team are now at full capacity for the 2016 season, with his team-mates Gabriel Aubry, Sacha Fenestraz and Hugo de Sadeleer having been confirmed back in December.

“Tech 1 Racing and I already get on like a house on fire,” said former Lotus F1 Junior Team driver Boccolacci. “My tests went off very well and I really enjoyed them. We’re going to do a great job together and progress to achieve our joint aim – victory.

“I didn’t think that doing another season in Formula 3 without being in a top team was a good idea. Going to Formula Renault 2.0 means that I can restart on the right base and use my experience to reach the car’s limits in the corners.”

“To help me continue my career after that I have only one aim: the title. I have to win and build up a set of results to prove that I’m ready to move up to the upper echelons.”