MP Motorsport have confirmed that Alex Dunne will join the team for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 campaign. The Irishman finished second in the 2023 GB3 Championship and took part in post-season F3 testing with Hitech Pulse-Eight last year.

Dunne claimed five race victories during his GB3 campaign, falling just short of taking the title in what was his rookie season in the series.

Prior to GB3, Dunne made his single seater racing debut in 2021, taking part in partial Spanish and ADAC F4 Championship campaigns. He took three poles, three fastest laps and three podiums across both series’.

In 2022, he competed in a trio of F4 Championships, winning the British F4 title and also winning races in the UAE and Italian Championships with multiple race wins across the trio. His 11 wins, poles and 17 podiums in British F4 gave him his first single seater title while 11 trips to the rostrum and three victories in the Italian series put him second in the standings.

Dunne also topped the final Formula 3 test of 2023 around a rainy Imola circuit in what was his first taste of F3 action.

Speaking about his promotion to Formula 3, the Irish driver said that he couldn’t wait to get started with MP Motorsport in 2024.

“I’m thrilled to start my first full season of FIA F3 with MP Motorsport”, said Dunne. “They are proven winners in every category that they compete in, and I’m sure that they will use their experience to help me build on my initial experiences with the F3 car in the post-season FIA F3 test at Imola and then at Macau. I will be up against the best drivers at this level of single-seater racing, but that’s what I’m here for. I relish the challenge ahead and can’t wait to get started!”

Team Principal of MP Sander Dorsman added that his performances in GB3 and his Macau debut at the tail end of 2023 had impressed the team.

“We are truly excited to welcome Alex to our FIA F3 team. He has had an outstanding year in GB3 and then, fresh into an FIA F3 car, proved his innate pace at Imola and Macau. His Macau performance in particular was hard to overlook, so we were happy to pounce and snap him up for our final FIA F3 seat. Along with Tim and Kacper, we will have three very quick young drivers all eager to prove their point. I’m confident that they will all shine in their debut seasons.”