ART Grand Prix have announced that David Beckmann will be part of their 2019 Formula 3 line-up. The German ace is the first driver to sign with the French team.

After a traditional and promising course in the European and World CIK-FIA karting championship, David made his debut in single-seaters back in 2015 in the Formula 4 Germany and Italy categories where he achieved a total of 4 wins and 11 podium finishes.

After racing in the former FIA Formula 3 European Championship in 2016 and 2017, David debuted in GP3 Series and achieved 3 wins. He classified 5th in the Drivers' standings.

David Beckmann commented: “I am proud and honoured to be able to race with such a successful and historical team! We worked together already in Abu Dhabi and everything went smooth. It felt immediately warm and familiar. The work was very professional and precise and I really like this approach because I too am a person who tries to improve in every aspects, every details. That’s why it gives me good confidence to achieve very good results with ART”.

ART Grand Prix CEO Sébastien Philippe added: “David was ART Grand Prix's toughest opponent in the second half of the GP3 season, where he scored more points than any other driver. He made a name for himself with his speed over the course of a lap and his combativeness during races. ART Grand Prix also greatly appreciated his attitude and his technical background during the post-season tests. This initial collaboration reinforced our idea to join forces in Formula 3 in 2019 with the ambition to become the first champions in the history of the discipline. His sporting qualities and experience will be major assets in this brand-new championship, where he will become immediately effective with the new car”.