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F4 champions Sztuka and Sharp join final post-season F3 test

by Peter Allen

Photo: ACI Sport

Italian Formula 4 champion Kacper Sztuka will join the Formula 3 field for the third and final post-season test at Imola, with British series winner Louis Sharp to also be in action.

Sztuka will drive for MP Motorsport as one of two changes in its line-up. Gregoire Saucy, who has raced in the series with ART Grand Prix the past two seasons, will also drive for the Dutch squad.

Tim Tramnitz will continue with the team ahead of an expected step-up for the new Red Bull junior in 2024. Hadrien David and Emmo Fittipaldi Jr, who both did the previous two tests at Jerez and Barcelona with the squad, will not be in action.

British F4 champion Sharp will test for Rodin Carlin in place of the team’s Formula 2 racer Zane Maloney, who drove in the previous two tests. It is widely understood that was in preparation for taking part in the Macau Grand Prix with the team next month.

Callum Voisin and Ugo Ugochukwu, who were crowned champions of GB3 and Euro 4 respectively on Sunday, will both continue with Rodin Carlin. Voisin had shared a car with Nikhil Bohra in the previous test.

Another title-winning F3 debutant at the test will be Alex Dunne, who finished runner-up to Voisin in GB3 and preceded Sharp as British F4 champion. He will drive on Tuesday with Hitech, his team of the past two years, taking over from last year’s GB3 champion Luke Browning.

The final change to the line-up compared to Barcelona involves Joshua Duerksen testing for PHM Racing in place of Taylor Barnard, who will be busy testing with McLaren’s Formula E team at Valencia.

Paraguayan Duerksen has spent the last two years racing in the Formula Regional European Championship with Arden, finishing 19th this season with one podium to his name. He previously competed in F4 with Mucke Motorsport, some personnel of which have since joined PHM.