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Ferrari junior Dino Beganovic stays at Prema for second year in FIA F3

by Ida Wood

Photo: Formula Motorsport Ltd

Prema has announced that Dino Beganovic will drive for them in FIA Formula 3 in 2024, which will mark his fifth straight year as part of the Italian outfit.

Beganovic joined both the Ferrari Driver Academy and Prema in January 2020, after winning the Swedish and Italian karting titles the previous year, and has been with both ever since.

“I’m super happy to confirm that I’m staying for another year with my team, Prema Racing, in F3,” said the 19-year-old Swede.

“It’s very nice to stay with the team as it will be our fifth year together. I cannot wait to continue the work we have done together throughout the years, starting from Formula 4. Our targets are clear and have been set high, but they are achievable. We will continue to focus on the testing sessions to prepare as much as possible for the first race next year.”

Beganovic only spent one year in F4, winning once en route to third place in the Italian championship and coming 16th in ADAC F4 in a part-time campaign.

He stepped up to Formula Regional for 2021, with four podiums putting him seventh in the Asian championship despite missing 40% of the season. In the European championship he made the podium once and took a pole position, and although he was third in the rookie classification he was only 13th in the overall points standings.

Those results prompted Ferrari to keep him in the two series for 2022, and a win helped Beganovic come fifth in the Asian championship while driving for the Prema-supported Mumbai Falcons team. His European campaign went even better, as four wins, eight other podiums and four pole positions made him champion.

He remained in FRegional at the start of this year, returning to Mumbai Falcons and taking two wins from six starts in the Asian championship, then stepped up to FIA F3 where the Prema driver stood on the podium four times in his rookie campaign and came sixth in the standings.