Alessandro Famularo has joined Van Amersfoort Racing for the 2020 Formula Regional European Championship season, with the Venezuelan moving up to Formula 3 machinery for the first time.
The seventeen-year-old moves up from racing for Prema Powerteam in the Italian and ADAC Formula 4 championships, with Famularo taking a race win in what turned out to be his final round in the German series. He also finished on the podium in the first race of the Italian series but was unable to better sixth thereafter.
Famularo says he is eyeing regular podium finishes in Formula Regional European Championship, even if he is racing in a more powerful car for the first time in his short single-seater career.
“I am extremely excited to join the Van Amersfoort Racing squad!” says Famularo. “They have such an incredible drive to be successful.
“For me the upcoming season is an important one. It felt good making proper progress in F4, but I now feel ready to take the wheel of a much more powerful car. The level of competition in the F3 Regional Championship will be high, which is something I am excited about.
“It motivates me and will force me to put all focus on my one and only goal; podium finishes! I really want to say thanks to my sponsors American Racing, Proamsa and Canamix. It is thanks to their confidence in me that I am able to chase my dreams.
“None of this would be possible without them!”
Famularo and Chovet ‘Will Benefit from Being Team-mates’ – Niessink
Famularo joins the already confirmed Pierre-Louis Chovet at Van Amersfoort Racing, and Rob Niessink, the CEO of the team, has welcomed the seventeen-year-old’s addition to the squad.
Niessink reckons the partnership between the Venezuelan and the Frenchman will see them both learn from each other, which will also be beneficial to the team as a whole.
“It is great to have Alessandro with us for the next step in his career,” said Niessink. “His talent his evident and he is extremely eager to get started in the FR European Championship.
“He has shown great progress during his Formula 4 journey, but we believe that by combining his talent with our experience, we will be able to maximise his potential even further. We have prepared very well for the upcoming season and will make sure Alessandro gets what he needs to be competitive.
“As they are both intelligent racing drivers, Alessandro and Pierre-Louis will benefit from being team-mates and learn from each other’s talents. We have a very positive outlook towards the season and the full crew can’t wait for the lights to go off for the first time at the end of March!”