The FIA has published the provisional entry list for this year’s Macau Grand Prix, with two-time winner Dan Ticktum the biggest name set to compete.
Ticktum was the victor in 2017 and ’18 with Motopark, and then finished 13th in 2019 – the last time the race ran for Formula 3 cars before this year – with the Rodin Carlin team.
He rejoins them for his return to the race and to junior single-seaters, since he has been racing in Formula E for the last two years. His team-mate in Macau will be Formula 2 racer and Red Bull junior Zane Maloney, with Carlin yet to name a third driver.
Richard Verschoor suceeded Ticktum as Macau GP winner and has already been announced as attempting to defend his FIA F3 World Cup crown with Trident, along with F2 rival Roman Stanek.
Also stepping down from F2 to race in Macau is Red Bull junior Isack Hadjar, who along with Williams junior Luke Browning will form part of Hitech GP’s line-up. It too is yet to announce its third driver.
In total 14 of this season’s FIA F3 full-timers will be racing. The champion and runner-up are skipping Macau, but Paul Aron – who came third in the standings – will be driving for Prema alongside with Gabriele Mini and Dino Beganovic.
Drivers arriving from other series to tackle the challenge of Macau include Euroformula champion Noel Leon at Van Amersfoort Racing) and McLaren’s new Formula 4 champion Ugo Ugochukwu who will be a total newcomer to F3-level racing when he lines up on the grid with Trident.
GB3 racer Max Esterson and Formula Regional European Championship driver Matias Zagazeta will both race for Jenzer Motorsport.
PHM Racing, one of FIA F3’s 10 teams, is not contesting the Macau GP.
Macau Grand Prix entry list
|#1||Richard Verschoor||Trident||Currently 9th in F2|
|#2||Roman Stanek||Trident||Curently 18th in F2|
|#3||Ugo Ugochukwu||Trident||Euro 4 champion|
|#5||Max Esterson||Jenzer Motorsport||11th in GB3|
|#6||Charlie Wurz||Jenzer Motorsport||6th in Euroformula|
|#7||Matias Zagazeta||Jenzer Motorsport||22nd in FREC|
|#8||Dino Beganovic||Prema||6th in FIA F3|
|#9||Gabriele Mini||Prema||7th in FIA F3|
|#10||Paul Aron||Prema||3rd in FIA F3|
|#11||Luke Browning||Hitech GP||15th in FIA F3|
|#12||Isack Hadjar||Hitech GP||Currently 14th in F2|
|#15||Pepe Marti||Campos Racing||5th in FIA F3|
|#16||Sebastian Montoya||Campos Racing||16th in FIA F3|
|#17||Oliver Goethe||Campos Racing||8th in FIA F3|
|#18||Noel Leon||Van Amersfoort Racing||Euroformula champion|
|#19||Sophia Floersch||Van Amersfoort Racing||23rd in FIA F3|
|#20||Tommy Smith||Van Amersfoort Racing||27th in FIA F3|
|#21||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||14th in FIA F3|
|#22||Christian Mansell||ART Grand Prix||12th in FIA F3|
|#23||Nikola Tsolov||ART Grand Prix||22nd in FIA F3|
|#24||Zane Maloney||Carlin||Currently 10th in F2|
|#25||Dan Ticktum||Carlin||17th in FE|
|#27||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||4th in FIA F3|
|#28||Mari Boya||MP Motorsport||17th in FIA F3|