BRDC British Formula 3 champion Linus Lundqvist will move across to Formula Regional Americas this year with Global Racing Group.
The 21-year-old Swede was the Formula Nordic champion in 2016, then in two years in Britain was a winner in Formula 4 and champion in F3.
He remained in the category but returned to mainland Europe last year in Euroformula, in which he finished fifth with one pole position and took a win in the Winter Series, and will now race in regional-spec F3 machinery in America.
“I’m really excited to be teaming up with Global Racing Group and to take on this new challenge in Formula Regional Americas,” said Lundqvist.
“I will have plenty to learn with a new car, new continent and new tracks, but I’m confident I’ve got the overall background to get quickly up to speed.
“Although I know it won’t be easy, my clear target is to battle it out up front and ultimately win the championship.”
Lundqvist’s prior American racing experience consists of an appearance in the 2019 Daytona 24 Hours in a GT3 sportscar, a drive which he received as a prize from his British F3 title-winning season.
“It’s been a long winter, and we have taken our time to carefully explore all of my career options.
I’m thrilled with where that’s taken us. American racing is really coming along, not least in Sweden thanks to our two IndyCar drivers, and the progression path system is what every driver loves: it’s in your own hands if you win it.
“I’m very excited to be racing in Formula Regional Americas and can’t wait to get to work with the team.”
Stefan Johansson, who starred in Formula 1 and IndyCar for Sweden in the late 1980s and early 1990s, manages the country’s current IndyCar star Felix Rosenqvist and Indy Lights-bound Rasmus Lindh.
Lindh plans to win the Indy Lights title to graduate to IndyCar in 2021, while Lundqvist is aiming for a Lights drive by winning the F3R Americas title.
GRG ran the top two in the F3R Americas standings last year, and has made Lundqvist its first signing for the upcoming season. It is believed that Lundqvist also has plans for a secondary racing programme in 2020.