German driver?Nicolas Pohler?has secured a race seat with Team West-Tec for the 2014 European F3 season.
The 18-year-old driver makes the switch from DAV Racing to the British squad ahead of his sophomore season in the series.
Pohler has two years of single-seater experience under his belt. In 2012, he debuted in ADAC Formel Masters and, after a quiet year, moved to F3 Open as part of the series Copa class lineup. Pohler collected three class podiums throughout the season and finished eighth overall. He switched to an F312 main category machine for the final two rounds and scored a best finish of twelfth.
?I am very happy to have signed with Team West-Tec. They had a very quick car in 2013 and I am looking forward to proving myself with their equipment in 2014.” said Pohler. “Having tested with them at the end of 2013, they have a very good engineering structure in place and I am looking forward to working with the whole team.?
?Nicolas came to our attention with some impressive Copa performances last season, not least his string of three podiums before he moved to drive the newer car in the final weekends of 2013.” stated John Miller, manager of Team West-Tec. “In testing he demonstrated his application and was able to show improvements straightaway. I am sure he is going to be an asset to our team and we are looking forward to seeing him challenge at the very front. He is also a nice guy and very pleasant to work with and I am delighted to formally welcome him to the team for 2014.?
In 2014, Pohler will drive a Dallara F312 car. The 18-year-old driver is the fifth addition to the team’s lineup as he joins Cameron Twynham, Yarin Stern, Tanart Sathienthirakul and Copa class participant Wei Fung Thong.