Max Marzorati will stick with Chris Dittmann Racing for a full BRDC British Formula 3 campaign this year after joining the team at the end of last season.
The 20-year-old started 2020 at JHR Developments, but only contested two rounds before joining CDR for the final two rounds and taking a best finish of eighth.
Before that he raced in Formula Ford 1600 – finishing 11th in the 2019 FFord Festival – and won races in the Renault UK Clio Cup Junior series.
“I am so pleased and extremely grateful, especially in light of the difficult year COVID-19 made 2020 for so many people in so many ways, to be able to compete in my first full season since 2017,” said Marzorati.
“To return to the incredible proven race winning Chris Dittmann Racing team with all their experience is a dream come true, and the whole team made me feel part of the family from the moment I arrived last year, so I am so looking forward to 2021.”
Marzorati also continues his role as motorsport ambassador for automotive charity Ben.
“I will not be taking anything for granted and how can I ever thank Adrian Flux, my supporters, friends and family enough for helping to make this happen.
“Recognising the fortunate position I find myself in, I feel it is important to me that I do all I can to remind everyone of the fantastic work ben.org.uk do to support those in need.”
Marzorati is the first confirmed 2021 signing for Chris Dittmann’s squad, which took a double win last year when it brought Ayrton Simmons back at Brands Hatch.
“It’s a pleasure to work with Max and we’re very pleased to be teaming up for a full season this year. He made massive progress with us in the two rounds at the end of last season and we’re excited to see how that continues over the course of a full season this time around.
“He has a genuine in-depth knowledge and passion for the sport, and he puts that enthusiasm into everything he does over the course of a race weekend.
“It’s great to announce our first driver for the forthcoming BRDC British F3 season, and preparations are now fully underway. We’re looking forward to finalising our driver line-up in the coming weeks.”
Another driver who did a part-season in British F3 last year has moved on to sportscars for 2021.
After his second season in F3 with Douglas Motorsport ended three rounds early, 2018 British Formula 4 champion Kiern Jewiss is moving into Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Team Parker Racing.