Gregoire Saucy will remain with ART Grand Prix for a fourth year, and his second in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, in 2023.
The Swiss driver joined the French squad in 2020 to contest the Formula Renault Eurocup and came seventh in the points. The series was absorbed into Formula Regional European Championship for 2021, and Saucy dominated the season.
That helped him find the budget to step up FIA F3, and he made the podium in just his second race. But only three more points finishes over the rest of the season meant he finished 15th in the standings.
“Knowing the team for this long is a plus because we know each other’s strengths and we know how to work on our weaknesses,” said Saucy.
“I have already started on my mental and physical preparation so I can be ready for the first laps of 2023.
“I learnt a great deal in the first season of F3 and I will be using that to bring ART GP a second title, following the one in FREC back in 2021. The championship will be long and exciting, with new dates, and one of the keys will be to be consistent right from the onset.
“This is what we missed last season and I know that to achieve my title objective we will have to do what we did in 2021: score the maximum number of points when victory is not within our reach.”
ART GP’s team principal Sebastien Philippe commented: “Gregoire has been a member of the ART GP family for three years and we could only congratulate ourselves on his personal and sporting qualities. In the wake of his title in FREC where he moved forward a step, he made a promising debut in F3 by climbing onto the podium in Bahrain during his first weekend of racing in the series.
“Like the team, Gregoire has had his ups and downs, but he fought hard throughout the year and in 2023 his first year of experience in the discipline will be an asset to help him aim for regular victories.”
Prior to his FREC title, Saucy had spent five years in single-seater racing without ever winning a race, and had competed in several Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 4 championships as well as the Toyota Racing Series before making it to FRegional.