Reshad de Gerus will step up from the Formula Renault Eurocup to race for Charouz Racing System in the FIA Formula 3 Championship this year.
The 17-year-old picked up four wins across two years in French Formula 4 before graduating to Regional F3 in 2020.
His rookie Eurocup campaign with Arden featured two finishes inside the top 10, and he joined Charouz for FIA F3’s post-season test at Jerez.
“I am very happy to join Charouz Racing System in FIA F3 for this 2021 season,” said de Gerus.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to move into this category and I thank Charouz for their trust in me.
“I’m fully determined and looking forward to start working with the team. We have a great season ahead of us and I will do my best to bring home some good results.”
The Frenchman is Charouz’s first signing for the season, with the Czech team the only one on the grid that had yet to reveal a driver up until this point. Mikhael Belov is linked to one of its remaining seats.
“I’m happy to confirm the first of the three drivers that will race with us in the 2021 FIA F3 season,” said Charouz’s team owner Antonin Charouz.
“We have already worked with Reshad in Jerez at the end of last year, and despite his young age, he already showed great maturity and good speed.
“The world has changed since last year, we are coming from the most complicated season ever in the history of motorsport, and we have to adapt to this new reality and try to get the best out from this difficult situation. We can’t wait to begin.”