Gregoire Saucy has been confirmed as graduating to F3 with ART GP for the 2022 season.
Saucy’s promotion comes after he enjoyed a successful 2021 F3 post-season test in Valencia, Spain, where he set the fastest overall time across all three days of testing.
Speaking about his decision to graduate to F3 after having sealed the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship (FREC) title with ART GP, Saucy said: “I am honored and happy to continue the adventure with such a fantastic team like ART Grand Prix.
“This is a continuation after our great year 2021. I know the team and how it works, and this will be a very valuable asset to prepare next season.
Saucy also spoke positively of his F3 test in Valencia as he added: “The Valencia test went very well, even though I had a lot of new parameters to work through. Having said that, it’s way too early to set any goals for myself as I still have so much to learn. I can’t wait to take the next steps in my preparation!”.
ART GP Team Principal, Sebastien Philippe, meanwhile commented that the team “was very keen” to retain Saucy’s services after working together in 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup then this season’s FREC.
Explaining why ART GP are promoting Saucy into their F3 team, Philippe added: “He showed the full extent of his talent and maturity in 2021 and in addition to this, we have come to know and appreciate each other both personally and sportingly.
I am delighted and eager to write this new chapter in our collaboration”.
Further details on ART GP’s F3 driver line-up for the 2022 season will be unveiled in due course with Frederik Vesti expected to remain with the French outfit, albeit in a move up to F2 according to leaked rumours circulating around the paddock.
Victor Martins, Juan Manuel Correa and Oliver Rasmussen however all tested for ART GP’s F3 team in Valencia, which suggests that two of those three drivers could take the two remaining seats next season at the French outfit.