Sacha Fenestraz joins Japanese F3 Grid for 2019
Running alongside a full season campaign in Super GT300 class with Kondo Racing. This next step in Sacha’s career provides a thrilling challenge, as he follows in the footsteps of many racing champions before him.
Taking place across 8 rounds, in support of the Super Formula championship, Japanese F3 consists of 2 races per event. The winner of the championship earns 10 points towards their super license points, which are needed to reach the top tier of single-seater motorsport - Formula 1.
Since graduating from a strong karting career at the age of 15, Sacha has become an exciting young talent in the open-wheel arena. Crowned Formula Renault Champion in 2017, a dominant campaign saw him visit the podium 17 times in only 23 races, including 7 wins and 9 pole positions. With a competitive edge in FIA Formula 3 in 2018, a strong season concluded with a podium at the historic Macau Grand Prix during the FIA F3 World Cup in November.
Japanese F3 provides a new challenge to Sacha, with formidable talent and racing form on his side, he is ready to grab the opportunity with both hands.
“I’m really happy for this opportunity, to join Japanese Formula 3 and to work together with B-Max Motopark, it will be a really great experience for me. Last year was a learning year and now I’m ready to step up and fight at the front, looking forward to aiming for the top spot. It’s new tracks for me, so there’s plenty to learn, I can’t wait to get out there.”
Fraser Sheader - Director ADD Management:
“Japanese F3 is a great opportunity for Sacha to showcase his talent. It’s no easy task making the move to Japan, but he has the experience and determination to really challenge for the title”
Kumita - B Max Team Manager
“We are very happy and excited to announce Sacha Fenestraz as our driver for 2019. We are confident in his ability, especially to have finished third place in Macau GP last year. This talent will surely be demonstrated in Japan as well. We definitely want to recapture the title with him this season, together with the aim of winning in Macau”
Timo Rumpfkeil - Motopark Team Manager:
“I am delighted to have Sacha joining the team. The transition to Japan is a decisive step in his career and we will do the utmost to support him. We expect him to have a very steep learning curve, but believe we have a strong chance to fight for the title in 2019.”