Dino Beganovic will remain with PREMA for the 2024 F3 season.
Beganovic finished sixth with four podiums this season but was the poorest performing PREMA driver overall in the campaign, despite having been their best driver for much of the season until he hit a rut with just 21 points in the final four rounds.
This move will also see Beganovic continue to race for PREMA for a fifth consecutive season, having previously driven for the Italian team in Italian F4, ADAC F4, F3 Asia, FRECA and now F3 since he stepped up to single-seater racing in 2020.
Speaking about his decision to stay with PREMA, Beganovic commented: “I’m super happy to confirm that I’m staying for another year with my team, PREMA Racing, in Formula 3.
“It’s very nice to stay with the team as it will be our fifth year together. I cannot wait to continue the work we have done together throughout the years, starting from Formula 4.
“Our targets are clear and have been set high, but they are achievable. We will continue to focus on the testing sessions to prepare as much as possible for the first race next year.”
Team Principal, Rene Rosin added that PREMA have “always enjoyed working” with Beganovic who he described as “a quick and knowledgeable driver and works really well in our team’s environment.”
Rosin however expects the 19 year-old to be even better next season as he added: “With the experience gained this year, he will make his challenge even more solid and by what we saw so far in testing, there is great promise for sure.
“We are very happy to continue the path we started together in 2020, and we look forward to seeing what the future will bring.”
Beganovic is the first driver to be officially confirmed on the grid for the 2024 F3 season, which commences in Bahrain across weekend of 29 February – 2 March.