Newey back with Van Amersfoort Racing for second campaign

Harrison Newey returns to Van Amersfoort Racing in 2017 - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship / Thomas Suer

Harrison Newey will remain a part of the Van Amersfoort Racing stable for a second consecutive season to complete the team’s line-up for the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.

The British driver, son of legendary Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey, recently took the championship in the Indian-based MRF Challenge in a final race decider against Joey Mawson, who ironically will be one of Newey’s team-mates this season as well as David Beckmann and Pedro Piquet.

Newey believes he is in an ideal place to become a much better racing driver, and expects a much stronger season in 2017 as a result of the continuity.

“As a racing driver you want to be able to perform at the highest level,” said Newey. “Frits and his team has proven to be one of the best teams in Formula 3. The atmosphere at VAR has helped me a great deal to become a better racing driver.

“I have no doubt our partnership will lead to new highlights. My goal is to be on the podium as soon as possible.”

Team Principal Fritz van Amersfoort has welcomed Newey back into the team for a second season, and is expecting the eighteen-year-old to fight for regular points finishes this year after finishing inside the top ten on just seven occasions in 2016.

“Harrison showed continues improvement throughout last season,” said van Amersfoort. “With the valuable experiences of his F3 debut season and his winter activities there is a fertile ground for Harrison towards strong performances in FIA F3.

“As a long time member of the VAR family it is big benefit for both Harrison and the team that we know each other so well. We are highly motivated to lift his performances to the next level. All lights are on green for a successful new chapter in the collaboration between the family Newey and Van Amersfoort Racing”