Gregoire Saucy will remain with ART GP for 2023 FIA F3 season.
Saucy graduated into F3 with ART GP this season after winning 2021 Formula Regional European Championship, and enjoyed a strong start with third-place in Bahrain Feature Race.
Results though dipped across the campaign as the Swiss driver ultimately finished 15th in the drivers’ standings with 30 points, having amassed 15 points in Sprint Races at Budapest, Zandvoort and Monza in three of the final four rounds of the season.
ART GP though have decided to retain Saucy for next season despite his inconsistent results which will see team and driver join forces for a fourth consecutive season, having first linked up for 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup.
Speaking about his decision to extend his continuity at ART GP for another season, Saucy said: “Knowing the team for this long is a plus because we know each other’s strengths and we know how to work on our weaknesses.
“I have already started on my mental and physical preparation so I can be ready for the first laps of 2023.”
The 22 year-old Swiss driver went on to state that he had “learnt a great deal” in his rookie season of F3 and has vowed to use that experience to mount a title challenge next season.
Next season will see F3 hold ten rounds following their recent calendar announcement, including maiden trips to Australia and Monaco.
Saucy therefore has acknowledged the challenge that lies ahead as he explained: “The championship will be long and exciting, with new dates, and one of the keys will be to be consistent right from the onset.
“This is what we missed last season and I know that to achieve my title objective we will have to do what we did in 2021: score the maximum number of points when victory is not within our reach.”
ART GP Team Principal, Sebastien Philippe added that Saucy deserves another chance because “ups and downs,” happen to all teams and drivers but iterated that he had shown fighting spirit throughout the season, which will serve as “an asset” in 2023.