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Alpine junior Gabriele Mini to race for Prema in his second F3 season

by Ida Wood

Photo: Prema

Gabriele Mini has followed up the announcement that he will be joining Prema for next month’s Macau Grand Prix by signing with the team for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 season.

The Alpine junior spent his first year in single-seater racing with the team and after winning on his debut in the Italian Formula 4 championship went on to take the title.

He then contested two Formula Regional Europe campaigns with ART Grand Prix, winning three races and becoming 2022 championship runner-up, as well as racing for Hitech GP in FRegional Asia and finishing fourth in that series with two wins.

For 2023 the 18-year-old from Sicily stayed with Hitech and after contesting two FRegional Middle East rounds he stepped up to FIA F3 and came seventh in the championship with two wins, two poles and two other podiums.

“I’m very happy to join Prema for the 2024 season,” said Mini, who reunited with the team in F3 post-season testing and will race for them in the upcoming FIA F3 World Cup in Macau.

“The team had a very strong season last year, and we had some very promising tests together. Our only goal will be to fight for the title, and I cannot wait to hit the track and start the new season. I would like to thank the Alpine Academy and All Road Management for their strong support to make it happen.”

Mini will be team-mate to Ferrari junior Dino Beganovic in Macau and next season, with Prema yet to announce its third driver for 2024.

Rene Rosin, Prema’s team principal, commented: “We are really proud to have Gabriele back with us. We thoroughly enjoyed working with him back in 2020 and we are happy to do it again now.

“We are extremely delighted by how our 2024 line-up is coming together as we have proven winners with high potential and great experience on our side. We cannot wait for the new season to start, and we look forward to the preparation work ahead.”