2019 FIA F3 Championship grid complete with Jenzer's Estner signing
|By Valentin Khorounzhiy||Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 13:08 GMT|
Jenzer Motorsport has finalised its line-up for the new-for-2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship and completes the grid for the inaugural season.
The Swiss outfit has signed 18-year-old German racer Andreas Estner and is the last of the 10 teams to officially unveil its full roster.
Estner drove for the team in the two-day pre-season test at Paul Ricard in March and is currently in action in the second test in Barcelona.
"I have to stay on the ground," said Estner of his debut F3 season.
"The competition is enormous and almost all bring much more experience. This is bound to be a learning year."
Having spent much of the past three years racing in German F4, Estner finished 14th overall in the series in 2018, missing two rounds.
He fared better in Italian F4, scoring a podium in a one-off Mugello outing.
Estner also placed fourth in the MRF Challenge this past off-season and took three wins along the way.
The German, who ended the first day of the Barcelona F3 test 22nd overall, will partner European F3 graduate Artem Petrov and new Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda at Jenzer.
"We welcome Andreas in our team," said team principal Andreas Jenzer.
"His potential is obvious and Andreas does not shy away from hard work. The results will come."
FIA F3 2019 line-up:
ART Grand Prix: David Beckmann, Max Fewtrell, Christian Lundgaard
Campos Racing: Alex Peroni, Alessio Deledda, Sebastian Fernandez
Carlin: Felipe Drugovich, Logan Sargeant, Teppei Natori
Charouz: Fabio Scherer, Lirim Zendeli, Raoul Hyman
Hitech GP: Juri Vips, Leonardo Pulcini, Yifei Ye
HWA: Bent Viscaal, Keyvan Andres, Jake Hughes
Jenzer Motorsport: Artem Petrov, Yuki Tsunoda, Andreas Estner
MP Motorsport: Simo Laaksonen, Richard Verschoor, Liam Lawson
Prema Racing: Marcus Armstrong, Jehan Daruvala, Robert Shwartzman
Trident: Niko Kari, Pedro Piquet, Devlin DeFrancesco