ART Grand Prix have announced that Grégoire Saucy will be remaining with the team for the 2023 FIA Formula 3 season. The Swiss driver has been with the French team for the past three years, graduating to F3 and finishing 15th in 2022.
Saucy has enjoyed success with ART in the past, securing the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine in 2021 with eight race victories to his name. Prior to that title success, the 22-year-old competed in German Formula 4 and Toyota Racing Series before linking up with ART GP in FRECA.
“In 2023, I will celebrate my 4th anniversary with ART Grand Prix, a milestone I am very proud of,” Saucy said of his confirmation. “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.
“I learnt a great deal in the first season of F3 and I will be using that to bring ART Grand Prix a second title, following the one in FRECA back in 2021. 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.
“I am very happy to continue working with ART Grand Prix and I can't wait for the new season to start. I want to thank ART Grand Prix, Dominique Guenat, Richard Mille and my sponsors without whom this project would not have been possible.” Team Principal Sébastien Philippe added that Saucy had made solid progress during his rookie campaign in F3 and set the target of regular race wins for the Swiss driver for 2023.
“Grégoire has been a member of the ART Grand Prix family for three years and we could only congratulate ourselves on his personal and sporting qualities. In the wake of his title in the European Regional Formula by Alpine where he moved forward a step, he made a promising debut in Formula 3 by climbing onto the podium in Bahrain during his first weekend of racing in the series.
“Like the team, Grégoire has had his ups and downs, but he fought hard throughout the year and in 2023 his first year of experience in the discipline will be an asset to help him aim for regular victories.”