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Roberto Faria steps up to FIA F3 with PHM Racing by Charouz

by Roger Gascoigne

Photo: Formula Motorsport Ltd

Roberto Faria will step up from GB3 to race for PHM Racing by Charouz in FIA Formula 3 this year.

The Brazilian spent last year racing as a junior driver of Sauber, the operating company behind the Alfa Romeo Racing Formula 1 team. It is yet to reveal its full roster of juniors for 2023.

Faria made his car racing debut in British Formula 4 with Fortec Motorsports in 2019, coming 11th in the standings. Midway through his sophomore season he made the move up to GB3 (then known as BRDC British F3) with the team, scoring a best finish of second in the final round.

After gaining experience in Formula Regional Asian Championship, he returned for a full season in GB3 in 2021. A first victory was earned at Spa-Francorchamps, and he came fifth in the points. A move to Carlin last year resulted in six podiums and fifth in the standings once again.

“I’m really delighted to join PHM Racing by Charouz in the FIA F3 on their new project,” said Faria.

“It feels like a dream coming true. Even without knowing most of the circuits in the calendar I’ll do my best to deliver great results and to show the team why they have put their trust in me. Icannot wait to start racing in Bahrain.”

Faria participated on the first day of FIA F3’s 2022 post-season at Jerez with Van Amersfoort Racing, and joins a PHM team which has bought out the assets and entries of Charouz Racing System but is still having its cars run by Charouz for this year.

PHM’s team manager Roland Rehfeld commented: “Roberto ‘Beto’ Faria is one of these young passionate Brazilian talents with raw speed, ambition and demanding focus. His testing was promising, but now, we need to bring him into the working attitude, which is necessary to succeed in FIA F3. So the balance of speed and patience should affect good results through the season.”

Faria will be team-mate to single-seater returnee Sophia Floersch and a third, yet-to-be announced driver.