22 / 23 May
Internationally successful single-seater outfit Arden Motorsport will join the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship for 2021, expanding its involvement in the sport’s junior formulae to include the UK’s leading open-wheel series.
The Banbury-based outfit has enjoyed success both domestically and overseas in the recent past, including this year’s Formula Renault Eurocup Rookie title courtesy of Alex Quinn, and multiple victories in British Formula 4.
Arden’s single-seater credentials date back to International Formula 3000, and the team has since competed in FIA Formula 2 and GP3.
Arden will aim to use its participation in British F3 to springboard drivers to the international scene from karting through its affiliated Young Racing Driver Academy.
The team is currently in talks with a number of interested drivers, with further announcements set to be unveiled in due course.
Garry Horner, Team Principal said: "I'm delighted to announce we'll be joining the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship from the 2021 season onwards. It's a great championship, and one we've monitored for a while now. It sits perfectly between our other programmes, giving drivers the opportunity to graduate from British F4 into BRDC F3, and then onwards to Formula Renault.
"The British GT package is a very appealing one for sponsors, with excellent live coverage, and it means our UK-based teams now run at the two largest national events, which helps drivers at this stage of their career when they're starting to build a name for themselves. It also offers opportunities for development for our in-house engineering staff as they scale the ladder, which is something else we're very proud of.
"We're really excited to continue our winter testing programme, as well as start to unveil our driver line-up in due course."
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of BRDC British F3 organiser MSV said: “BRDC British F3 is now firmly established as one of the leading single-seater series for young drivers to prove they have what it takes to race in F1, and I’m delighted that Arden, as a highly respected team with enormous experience, has chosen to join the championship. The presence of Arden, alongside other nationally and internationally single-seater teams of great repute, demonstrates that British Formula 3 is a compelling choice for those drivers aiming to prepare themselves for FIA F3 and hopefully earn their place in F1, like Lando Norris and George Russell.”
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