PHM Racing by Charouz have locked in the second of their three drivers for the 2023 FIA Formula 3 season, announcing that Roberto Faria will be racing for the German outfit this year.

The Brazilian joins the grid for his fifth season of single-seater racing, after making his debut back in 2019, finishing 11th in the British F4 Championship.

The following year saw him dovetail a half-season return to British F4, where he scored two podiums in the opening two rounds, alongside a four-round stint in the British F3 Championship. Sticking with the GB3 Championship in 2021 and 2022, the 19-year-old went on to take two consecutive fifth-placed finishes in the Standings, achieving one win and a further 14 podiums in total.

“I’m really delighted to join PHM Racing by Charouz in the FIA Formula 3 on their new project,” said Faria. “It feels like a dream coming true. Even without knowing most of the circuits in the calendar I’ll do my best to deliver great results and to show the team why they have put their trust in me. I cannot wait to start racing in Bahrain.“

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Faria already has plenty of mileage in the F3 car under his belt, having completed 213 laps during post-season testing in Jerez last year. He will be looking to repeat those efforts at the Sakhir pre-season test next week, partnering the returning Sophia Flörsch.

Roland Rehfeld, PHM Racing Team Manager added: “Roberto 'Beto' Faria is one of these young passionate Brazilian talents with raw speed, ambition and demanding focus. His testing was promising, but now, we need to bring him into the working attitude, which is necessary to succeed in FIA F3. So the balance of speed and patience should affect good results through the season. In GB3 UK he was several times on the podium and finished 5th overall.”