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Raghunathan makes European F3 jump with Motopark

by Peter Allen
Mahaveer Raghunathan

Photo: ACI Sport

Motopark have confirmed?Mahaveer Raghunathan?as their third driver for their return to European F3 this year.

The 16-year-old Indian makes the step up after competing in the Italian F4 Championship in 2014. His best results were four sixth-place finishes in the final five races, placing him 12th in the final standings.

He’s also competed in selected JK Racing Asia Series, Formula Masters China Series and MRF Challenge races since 2012.

He joins Sam MacLeod and Markus Pommer in Motopark’s line-up.

“I look forward to making the next step on the motor-racing ladder with a team like Motopark,” said Raghunathan.

“I enjoyed the testing sessions with the Motopark team who made sure I would be comfortable driving the car and were with me in every step. The FIA F3 European Championship will be a challenge for a young rookie like me and I plan to give my best, focussing on every race.”

Team principal Timo Rumpfkeil commented: “The Italian beginner formulae haven turned out a very good breeding ground for young talents. For Mahaveer Raghunathan to cut his teeth there shows how determined he is to make it to the top ? and convinced us that we can turn him into a force to be reckoned with in F3.”

2015 FIA F3 European Championship line-up so far
Team Drivers
Prema Powerteam Jake Dennis, Lance Stroll
Carlin Gustavo Menezes, George Russell, Ryan Tveter,
Antonio Giovinazzi, Callum Ilott
Mucke Motorsport Michele Beretta, Mikkel Jensen
Van Amersfoort Racing Charles Leclerc, Alessio Lorandi
Double R Racing Nicholas Pohler, Matt Solomon
Signature Alexander Albon, Dorian Boccolacci
Motopark Sam MacLeod, Markus Pommer, Mahaveer Raghunathan