Charouz Racing have announced that Reshad de Gerus will join them for the 2021 Formula 3 campaign, becoming their first confirmed driver of the new season.

The 17-years-old was a runner-up in the 2019 French F4 Championship, before stepping up to Formula Renault Eurocup in 2020, where he scored three top ten finishes.

In October he made his debut at the wheel of a F3 car, attending the official post-season test at Jerez with Charouz. After a productive two days of testing days, Charouz opted to offer the Frenchman a driver for the upcoming campaign.

“I am very happy to join Charouz Racing System in FIA F3 for this 2021 season. It’s a great opportunity for me to move into this category and I thank Charouz for their trust in me.

"I’m fully determined and looking forward to start working with the team. We have a great season ahead of us and I will do my best to bring home some good results."

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Team Owner Antonín Charouz added: “I’m happy to confirm the first of the three drivers that will race with us in the 2021 FIA F3 season. We have already worked with Reshad in Jerez at the end of last year, and despite his young age, he already showed great maturity and good speed.

"The world has changed since last year, we are coming from the most complicated season ever in the history of motorsport, and we have to adapt to this new reality and try to get the best out from this difficult situation. We can’t wait to begin."

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