ADAC Formula 4 Champion Mawson secures Formula 3 promotion

Joey Mawson moves into European Formula 3 in 2017 - Credit: Gruppe C / ADAC Motorsport

Van Amersfoort Racing has announced that Joey Mawson will step up into the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, their third confirmed driver for 2017 after David Beckmann and Pedro Piquet.

The Australian moves into the series on the back of a championship-winning campaign in ADAC Formula 4 in 2016 with the Dutch outfit, and continues the partnership for a third consecutive season.

Mawson, who recently finished second in the MRF Challenge to Harrison Newey, will re-ignite his battle with Mick Schumacher, who has already signed for Prema Powerteam.

“I am ready for the next step,” said Mawson. “And following the strong relationship we have built up, I am glad to be taking the next step together with Van Amersfoort Racing. I know everybody in the team, they know me, so that will definitely help to speed up the learning process in my first season in Formula 3.

“I am well aware of the task that I am facing, but I am eager to learn and acquire more experience. I have already had my first taste of driving the Dallara-Mercedes Formula 3 car and I can hardly wait to get back behind the wheel again! 

“And a big thank you to the investors of Podium for their continued support, without them I would not be able to continue racing in Europe.”