Euroformula has announced single-seater rookie Jakob Bergmeister as its second Euroformula signing for 2023.
Bergmeister is the third driver to be confirmed as racing in the Formula 3-level championship this year, following Motopark team-mate Noel Leon and BVM Racing’s Francesco Simonazzi.
The 17-year-old German only started his car racing career last month, joining PHM Racing in Formula 4 United Arab Emirates. From his first three weekends in that series he has a best finish of 20th.
“I am really happy to do already the next step into Euroformula and I’m really thankful to get the chance to race with such a professional team,” said Bergmeister.
“I can’t wait to start testing soon. Thanks a lot to FERA Sports Management to make it possible.”
Bergmeister is from a family with strong racing pedigree, as he has 1978 European Touring Car Championship runner-up Willi as a grandfather, two-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner and multiple-time GT2/GTE endurance racing champion Jorg as an uncle and 2008 ADAC GT Masters champion Tim is his father.
The third-generartion Bergmeister switched to cars this year from shifter karting, where he won the German Cup in 2021 and did one round of the national championship in 2022 to come 20th in the standings. In Italy, he was 14th and 15th respectively in the WSK’s Champions and Open cups, then was 34th in the WSK Euro Series for KZ2 karts.
Last August he began testing in cars, but that has been focused on F4 mileage so far rather than running in Euroformula’s Dallara 320 car.