Dino Beganovic has signed to race for PREMA in 2023 F3 Season.
Beganovic – who is a member of Ferrari Driver Academy – was crowned champion of 2022 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA) last weekend, following a strong season for PREMA where he claimed four wins plus eight further podium finishes.
The 19 year-old Swedish driver also joined PREMA for the F3 post-season test where he finished in the top 12 across all three days of testing, including as the fastest PREMA driver on the final day in sixth position.
Speaking about his decision to graudate to F3 with PREMA, Beganovic stated that he is “extremely happy” to race with PREMA again, for what will be their four consecutive season together in all competitions.
Beganovic also acknowledged PREMA’s pedigree in F3 with a proven record of winning at least one title in each of the last four seasons, as he believes that this move marks “a step in the right direction for my future and for the team, as we have been working for a long time together.”
On how his experience of the post-season test will help prepare him for a full season in F3, Beganovic commented: “Testing in Jerez put us in a good position with the preparations for next year, and we want to continue from that.”
PREMA Team Principal, Rene Rosin added that he is “elated” that Beganovic has opted to stay with the team for his move to F3 next season.
Having seen Beganovic claim five victories and 18 further podium finishes across Italian F4, Formula Regional Asia and FRECA, Rosin believes that the Swede has development into a “competent and outstanding” driver but iterated that F3 will mark “a key step” in shaping the coming years of his racing career.
On what expectations will be placed upon Beganovic next season, Rosin said: “We are willing to support Dino in making a positive impact right from the start, and we will work as hard as possible throughout the winter months.”
Beganovic graduated to single-seater racing in 2020 after winning seven karting titles between 2015 – 2019.