- Jan 28, 2022 -
Van Amersfoort Racing (VAR) has announced that Reece Ushijima will drive for them in FIA F3 for the 2022 season. The team is based in the Netherlands and competes in FIA F2 and F3, Formula Regional Europe, Euroformula Open and F4. Former VAR drivers currently in F1 include Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Mick Schumacher.
FIA F3 is a support series for Formula One, meaning all races will be held on the same weekend and venue as select F1 races. Nine rounds of two races each will constitute the FIA F3 season, commencing with the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain on March 18-20. Details can be found on the FIA website.
The FIA F3 car has a top speed of 300 km/h with a 6-cylinder naturally aspirated 3.4L engine producing 380HP at 8,000 RPM. It is a step up from the 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated 2L engine of the lighter 230HP GB3 car and the 4-cylinder 1.7L turbocharged 270HP Asian F3 car Reece has driven the last two seasons. He drove the FIA F3 car in 2021 post-season testing last November and more official testing is scheduled for March and April 2022.
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