PREMA Racing is delighted to announce that Frederik Vesti will compete with the team in the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship. The 17-year-old from Denmark is coming from a sensational 2019 campaign in the Formula Regional European Championship. Stepping up from Formula 4 competition, Vesti cruised to 13 wins and 10 pole position en-route to taking the overall title, paired with the rookie honours.
Vesti started his career in single seaters in the 2016 Formula Ford Denmark. In 2017, he scored second place in the Danish F4 Championship and made his debut in the German series. In 2018, he took four wins between the Italian and German Formula 4 Championships and made his first Formula 3 foray in the season-ending Macau Grand Prix. For 2019, he moved to PREMA Powerteam for the newborn Formula Regional Championship. Capping a perfect season, he was able to make an early move to the FIA Formula 3 at Macau.
For him, a full F3 campaign comes as a natural step, and having good knowledge and chemistry with him, the team is looking forward to the coming challenge and to kick-start his rookie experience.
René Rosin - Team Principal
"We are looking forward to seeing Frederik race in the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship. We are coming from a dominant season in the series, and we know it won't be easy to do it all again next year. That said, Frederik had an equally outstanding season in Formula Regional and we were impressed by his performances at Valencia and Macau. We are definitely excited to have him on board again. He is very talented and hard-working so I'm sure he will quickly become a key asset for the team.”
“I am incredibly grateful to Prema for giving me this chance. As drivers we are all dreaming of signing with Prema. Few of us get the chance. I’m perfectly aware of that. Every single step I took this year in the Formula Regional European Championship had one specific goal – to be preparing for Prema also in 2020. I love the team and the team environment and the effort that is put into every single little detail. I feel so welcomed and so ready to pay back the team in 2020 for making my Formula Regional Championship happen. Thank you to my personal team for taking me to where I’m now, for finding all the necessary funds and for developing me as a person. Thanks to my sponsors Give Steel, Hybel, Tapdrup Ejendomme, FK Tråd, BSM Reklame, DASU, Team DK og Racing for Denmark. Looking so much forward to showing the whole world what we can do together as a team also in 2020!”