Up and coming French star Théo Pourchaire will race with ART Grand Prix in the FIA F3 championship in 2020.
The 16-year old racing driver joins ART Grand Prix with an already successful career to date. He secured the Formula 4 ADAC title in 2019 in what was his second season in single-seaters. In 2018, Théo made a stunning debut in car racing with 16 wins from 21 races, claiming the title in the Junior category of the French Formula 4 (3rd general) in his first season in a single-seater championship. Prize-winner of the Winfield Trophy last year, Théo also became a proud member of the Sauber Junior Team by Charouz. He is also member of the FFSA French Motorsport Federation and has been since the tender age of 9, when he was competing in karting, securing three French Champion titles as well as two French Cups and a 3rd place in the CIK World OK-Junior. Théo first took the wheel of an ART Grand Prix Formula 3 single-seater last October during the post-season tests in Valencia. Here he confirmed his raw speed, and his technical knowledge and mature approach convincing ART GP that he will be a strong asset in their FIA F3 2020 campaign.
Théo Pourchaire :
“This is a new challenge for me and I’m grateful to ART Grand Prix for giving me the opportunity to race in Formula 3. Coming from German F4, this is a big step up, but after the post season tests in Valencia I feel ready to take it. We had all the possible conditions, dry, drying or wet and I felt good in all of them. ART Grand Prix gave me some leads to work on and I know where I can improve. I know I have a good margin of progression and that’s why my main aim will be to be better and better week in week out and to be ready to fight with the front runners by the final stages of the championship. I still have a lot to learn, but with a team such as ART Grand Prix, I think I can make it. I’m young and I want to take the time to do things right. Also, I would like to give a special thanks to all the people who have worked hard to help me reach this level, especially my family of course, my physio and Simumotion. I also thank ART for the chance with the rookie tests in Valencia where I took the opportunity to show what I am really worth in this category”.
Sébastien Philippe (Président ART Grand Prix) :
“Théo’s record and career speak for themselves. In karting as in motorsport, he won one title per year. Reaching this level of competition, F3, at such a young age, is rare and not only testifies to his great racing skills, but also to his exceptional mental ability to know how to manage the victory on a race meeting and throughout a championship, all while working hand in hand with his team. At 16, and despite an immense raw talent, he has a lot of room for improvement. Théo proved to us in Valencia that he is very mature for his age, that he already has a certain technical background and that he has all the skills to be fast and help ART Grand Prix reach its objectives”.