Maximilian Günther will return to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2016 with one eye on following in the footsteps of Felix Rosenqvist and challenging for the title with Prema Powerteam.
The German competes with Prema full-time in 2016 after racing primarily with Mücke Motorsport last year, with whom he took his first European Formula 3 victory at the Norisring and impressed around the streets of Pau.
Günther looks back at the 2015 season positively, feeling he was the best driver within the Mücke line-up, even though he was unable to be as competitive as he would have liked at every event.
“It was a good season for me with my first Formula 3 victory and being the best driver of the team,” said Günther to The Checkered Flag.
“Unfortunately we were not competitive at all events, but I gained a lot of experience which will definitely help me this year.”
Günther stepped into the Prema Powerteam outfit for the season finale of the 2015 season at Hockenheim, and immediately felt at home, and was delighted to be given one of the four seats in the team for 2016 alongside Lance Stroll, Nick Cassidy and Ralf Aron.
“Being a Prema driver was always a dream of mine,” admitted Günther. “After the Hockenheim race weekend both sides were very satisfied and we directly had a fantastic relationship.
“So I got the cockpit for 2016, I’m very happy for that. If you drive for Prema your goal has to be to fight for the championship.”
Günther feels ready for the new season that begins this weekend at the French circuit of Paul Ricard, and is looking to get the maximum out of each and every race, with race victories firmly on his mind.
“We had an excellent preparation with Prema,” said Günther. “I couldn’t be more ready than I am.
“I just want to look from race to race and always try to get out the maximum. Of course I want to win many races.”