The FIA Formula 3™️ Charouz Racing System team has announced that Australian driver Christian Mansell will be debuting this weekend in Budapest.
The 17-year-old would be competing in both Rounds 6 and 7 of the season in Budapest and Spa for the Czech-based team.
The New South Wales born driver is currently competing in the 2022 Euroformula Open Championship, driving for CryptoTower Racing – he is currently second in the standings.
Mansell made his single-seater debut in the New South Wales Formula Race Car Championship, as well as racing two rounds of the Australian Formula 4 Championship.
In 2020, Mansell moved to the United Kingdom, where he would go on to race full-time in the Formula 4 British Championship for Carlin.
The Australian driver, racing under a British racing license, said that he was looking forward to the challenge of jumping into Formula 3®.
“I’m super excited to be joining FIA Formula 3 with Charouz Racing System,” Mansell said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to put myself against an incredibly talented grid of drivers and get my name out there racing on the Formula 1 weekends,” Mansell said.
“It will be my first time in the car so there will be a lot to learn from the start, but I like both circuits so I will be able to hit the ground running with those. I’m mega excited and can’t wait to get started this weekend in Hungary.”
Antonín Charouz, the team’s owner, said that the addition of Mansell for the following two rounds was a challenging opportunity for the young Australian.
“I’m really happy to welcome Christian in the team and I’m looking forward to see him in the car. He’ll need all of our support to get confident with a single-seater different from the ones he already raced with, but I’m confident that it will happen very naturally and very quickly given how talented he is,” said Charouz.
“The fact that he already had experiences at both Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps is definitely an optimum starting point for his debut. The team and I are really excited to have him on board, I’m sure that he’s excited too and he’ll show everybody what he’s capable of.”
Times (AEST) for the FIA Formula 3™ Round 6 in Hungary
- Practice: Friday, 29 July at 5:30 pm
- Qualifying: Friday, 29 July at 11:30 pm
- Sprint Race: Saturday, 30 July at 7:00 pm
- Feature Race: Sunday, 31 July at 6:05 pm