PREMA Racing have announced that Ferrari junior Arthur Leclerc will spend a second season with them in Formula 3.

The 21-year-old first joined the team in the 2020 Formula Regional European Championship, finishing as runner-up to Gianluca Petecof with six wins and 15 podiums, which included a run of 12 rostrums in a row.

Earning promotion into F3 with the Italian side, Leclerc notched wins in Le Castellet and Zandvoort during his rookie season, as well as pole and P2 in Budapest, finishing 10th in the overall standings.

“I am extremely happy to continue the work we started with PREMA Racing in the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship,” said Leclerc. “I think we did a good job last year, and 2022 will be a good opportunity to put together everything we have learned so far. I cannot wait for the season to start.”

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Leclerc won twice during his rookie season
Leclerc won twice during his rookie season

Leclerc’s single-seater career began in French F4 in 2018, where he finished fifth, before taking second in ADAC F4 the following season.

PREMA Team Principal Rene Rosin added: “It is great to continue our collaboration with Arthur. I am sure that he will carry on the progress we saw in 2021 when he showed he had the potential to be a frontrunner.

“Last year’s experience with the challenging three-race weekends will definitely help him navigate the events with a great focus, which will surely benefit the whole team.“