Charouz Racing System is changing its FIA Formula 3 line-up again for this weekend’s season finale at Monza, bringing in Alessandro Famularo.
The Venezuealan will race the #15 car that has already been used by five other drivers this year and has required force majeure for Charouz to fill with so many names when the series has a limit on how many drivers each team can sign.
Famularo has not raced single-seaters since a three-round Formula Regional European Championship stint early last year, in which he had a best finish of 18th, and in 2020 he also did three FREC rounds but with a better return of 73 points and a personal best result of fourth place.
“First of all I really want to thank the team and my sponsors for the opportunity,” said Famularo of his FIA F3 debut.
“The aim for this weekend will be to gain experience and learn the maximum possible. I’m really excited about this and i can’t wait to go out there and drive, especially at a beautiful track like Monza.”
Before racing in FRegional, Famularo spent two seasons in Formula 4 and took one race win in the ADAC championship and one podium in the Italian championship.
“One last opportunity for us to end the season on a high after so many difficulties and unlucky weekends,” Charouz’s team owner Antonin Charouz said about the F3 finale.
“I won’t lie, it’s been tough this year and it would be a good thing to finish in a positive way. But I’m still proud of the team and all the drivers that drove our cars during the season, they gave their 110% in every single session and the will surely do the same at Monza this weekend.
“The track is fast and there will be chances to fight and gain positions in the two races, so we won’t give up until the last chequered flag.”
Charouz has only scored one point in FIA F3 this year, achieved in the Imola sprint race.