Mercedes-backed Danish racer Mikkel Jensen will remain with Mücke Motorsport for a second season in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2016.
The twenty-one-year-old secured two podium finishes and a pole position in his rookie season in 2015 with the team having moved into the championship from winning the ADAC Formel Masters title in 2014 with Neuhauser Racing.
Jensen secured both of his podium finishes around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in 2015, with his pole position coming at the following round at Spa-Francorchamps, but his race came to an end after being involved in a collision with Prema Powerteam duo Lance Stroll and Felix Rosenqvist.
Mücke Motorsport boss Peter Mücke believes Jensen should be a championship contender in his sophomore season, with the Dane being confirmed alongside fifteen-year-old German ADAC Formula 4 graduate David Beckmann for 2016.
“Mikkel should be in contention for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship title,” revealed Mücke. “We know him well, and for him, it is likewise, so we don’t need time to get used to one another.
“Together, we will continue to follow the road we have started and at the end, we certainly will be in a position to celebrate success.
“With Mikkel and David, we have a good driver pairing within our team,” Mücke says. “Certainly, David will be able to learn a few things from Mikkel, but they will mutually motivate each other to do better as well. And thus, the experienced Mikkel will be able to benefit from rookie driver David, too.”
Mücke Motorsport are expected to add more drivers to its 2016 line-up, with Russian Robert Shwartzman and Hong Kong’s Matt Solomon both being linked to the team.