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David, Fittipaldi and Tramnitz to drive for MP in FIA F3’s Jerez test

by Ida Wood

Photo: FRECA

MP Motorsport will run Hadrien David, Emmo Fittipaldi and Tim Tramnitz in this week’s FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez.

There have already been several reports in Europe that David is closing in on an F3 seat with MP for next year, having previously raced for the team in the Formula Renault Eurocup back in 2020.

The 19-year-old was French Formula 4 champion in 2019, and has been racing in Formula Regional cars ever since. He came 10th in his Eurocup season, then was 2021 FRegional European Championship runner-up with R-ace GP and started 2022 with a race-winning, part-time FRegional Asian Championship campaign.

That year he was an affiliate member of the Alpine Academy and won another three races in FREC but slipped to fourth in the standings. He lost his Alpine backing, and has since spent 2023 mostly on the sidelines. He has been called up three times by teams in FREC to drive for them.

Fittipaldi is currently 24th in the FREC standings, having recently scored his first points, and the 16-year-old son of two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi is in his third year of single-seater racing. He came third in Danish F4 back in 2021, was 23rd in Italian F4 last year and last weekend also debuted in the FRegional-based Eurocup-3 series.

Tramnitz is an outsider contender to become 2023 FREC champion, sitting 63 points off the top with 100 left to score over the remaining races. Two wins and three poles have helped put him third in the standings at present, and the 18-year-old German really wants to get his first single-seater title.

He was fourth in ADAC F4 in 2020, then ADAC and Italian F4 runner-up in 2021. Tramnitz already has F3-level experience, having contested this year’s Euroformula season opener at Algarve where he claimed three podiums from three races and set fastest lap in two of those.