European F3 team ThreeBond with T-Sport have signed Alexander Sims to take the vacant seat in their lineup for the next two rounds of the championship, AUTOSPORT has revealed.
The experienced Briton will join Spike Goddard at T-Sport after F3 race-winner Will Buller left the team in May.
“The way I see it is that it’s more racing for me and it will be fun,” said Sims. “I’m more than happy to go and do it. People aren’t always going to be asking me to race F3 cars, so I may as well do it while I still can! I would hope I’ll be fairly close to the pace with my experience, but I’m in no doubt that the competition this season is exceptionally tough.”
Sims, 25, is the factory driver for McLaren in GT and has a very lengthy single-seater resume. Over his full-time career in the junior ladder that spanned since 2007, he’s been a race winner in Formula Renault 2.0, GP3, British F3 and the F3 Euro Series. He’s spent two years in the latter, finishing fourth in both 2009 and 2010, before returning to the series for a one-off in 2012, when he brought T-Sport a reverse-grid win at Nurburgring.
The T-Sport squad currently lies in seventh in the European F3 team standings, having recorded a best finish of fourth courtesy of Buller at Monza.