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Sargeant and Fittipaldi join Charouz to complete F3 grid

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The final two seats on the 2021 FIA Formula 3 grid have finally been filled with Logan Sargeant and Enzo Fittipaldi confirmed to race for Charouz this season.

Sargeant enters his third season in F3 having challenged for the championship right up until the final race of 2020 while driving for PREMA but he couldn’t make the step up to FIA Formula 2 for a variety of reasons but he has been given a lifeline by Charouz.

The American has been testing for the team all pre-season along with Michael Belov but the Czech driver hasn’t managed to get a deal together with Fittipaldi in his pace having not tested yet for the team.

“Early this year, I didn’t know if I was ever going to get in a race car again,” said Sargeant. “So I was honoured to get this opportunity from Charouz Racing System. I’m going to give it everything I have to put the car at the front and keep trying to build within the team. I’m really looking forward to it.

Fittipaldi is also returning for a second year in F3 having raced for HWA Racelab in 2020 where he showed highly impressive race pace all year but was hindered by poor qualifying performances and contact when battling for the lead at Monza.

“I am really happy for the chance that team owner Antonin Charouz and team manager Bob Vavřík gave me,” said Fittipaldi. “It will definitely be a challenge since I didn’t do any of the pre-season testing but I will do my best with this opportunity. I’m looking forward to the first race weekend in Barcelona!

They join Reshad De Gerus in the three-car lineup who makes his debut in F3 after graduating from Formula Renault Eurocup.

Team owner Antonin Charouz added: “We are really satisfied with the line-up we’ve just finalized for the 2021 FIA F3 season, mixing talent and a good knowledge of the category. Logan was a top contender in 2020 and he confirmed his speed during the pre-season tests that we completed recently, helping us in the car set-up as well.

“Enzo, beyond his family name, is a racer with true potential. We’ll do our best to unleash his qualities. I’m sure both Logan and Enzo are going to be also valuable references for Reshad, who, as a rookie, is approaching an important category step-up. His preparation in the last weeks has been very fruitful. Let’s hope to enjoy a positive and entertaining season with all our guys.”

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