Prema Racing have announced that Jehan Daruvala will race alongside Marcus Armstrong in the Formula 3 2019 season.

The 20-year-old driver will be part of the team's three-car assault in a brand-new competitive environment. One of India's most prominent and respected competitors in motor racing, Daruvala is coming from a positive 2-year stint in European F3 that handed him multiple podium finishes including two wins.

Daruvala made his racing debut in 2015, stepping up from kart racing to Formula Renault competition. A constant threat for pole position and race victories, he paired his European endeavors with two successful seasons in the Toyota Racing Series.

In addition to his skills and past results, he will bring on board a great deal of experience, including the one made in GP3 at the end of this season which will provide valuable additional feedback for 2019.

Prema Racing team principal René Rosin commented: "Jehan is definitely a promising prospect. We have known and respected each other for a while now and we are happy that all the dots finally connected to start what we expect to be a great relationship. He always impressed when he had the right chance in the past, and our goal will be to put him in the right position to express his full potential. We are confident that he will make great progress while providing us with valuable insight heading into the challenging season ahead."

Jehan Daruvala added: "The new F3 Championship is going to be very exciting and a different experience for me. Driving on an F1 weekend, on Pirelli tyres and an expected grid of 30 drivers, is going to be fun and challenging. I am extremely excited and proud to begin this journey with Prema and I am confident that we can achieve great results together. I would like to thank Prema for having the confidence in me and giving me the opportunity to be a part of this successful team."