PREMA have announced that Paul Aron will graduate into F3 with the team for 2023 season.
Aron has spent the majority of his junior single seater racing for PREMA since he made his debut in Italian and ADAC F4 categories in 2019, during which he finished third in the Italian F4 series that season.
A switch to ART GP for 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup saw him struggle to a 11th placed finish in the championship, which led to a return to PREMA in 2021 following the series’ merger with Formula Regiona European Championship.
That move has since proved successful across 2021 & 22 seasons with seven poles and six wins so far in the category, albeit with two rounds left of the current season as Aron fights Gabriele Mini for second place in the championship behind Dino Beganovic.
Aron though will graduate to F3 no matter what happens at end of this season, after impressing PREMA during the recent F3 post-season test.
PREMA Team Principal, Rene Rosin is “extremely delighted” to retain Aron and iterated full belief in the 18 year-old’s ability, as he commented:
“We have always been aware of his winning potential and we think he will keep producing impressive runs in the future, even in a very competitive and highly-challenging environment like Formula 3.”
Rosin though has urged caution about Aron’s expectations as he added: “It will be a learning year, but we are sure there will be many chances to challenge for high-profile results, so our goal is to push right from the winter preparations to be ready for 2023.”
Aron upon confirmation of his F3 seat for next season said that he is “very very happy, excited and thankful” to stay with PREMA next season, as he graduates to F3 and is “delighted” to be in a familar environment for his rookie season as he strives for a rookie title like Oscar Piastri achieved in 2020.
Explaining exactly why he is happy to stay at PREMA for his switch to F3, Aron commented: “They proved themselves year after year, always having three cars on top and showing great pace.”
Aron is currently part of Mercedes’ F1 Young Driver programme and is the second driver to be confirmed for F3 next season, after Gabriel Bartoleto who is confirmed to drive for Trident next season.