Victor Martins will spend his second season of Formula 3 at French squad ART Grand Prix, making the switch from Dutch team MP Motorsport.

The 20-year-old French racer completes ART’s 2022 line-up, joining Swiss rookie Gregoire Saucy and American Juan Manuel Correa.

Martins is a member of the Alpine Academy and spent the 2021 campaign with MP Motorsport, finishing as the highest placed rookie in fifth. He took his sole win in Race 2 at Zandvoort, scoring six podiums in total.

Switching to ART Grand Prix for post-season testing, Martins finished second in the times in both sessions on Day 1.

“I am very happy to be able to collaborate with ART Grand Prix once again,” said Martins. “This time for the 2022 FIA F3 Championship, following on from a 2020 season that was filled with common successes.

“I am excited for this opportunity and to start this new adventure together. Our goals are big, and we are ready to achieve them. I have already done a lot of work this winter to start the season well prepared from the first few laps behind the wheel. I can't wait to get back in the car!” READ MORE: Smolyar ‘really happy’ with the chance to ‘continue fighting’ in F3 with MP Motorsport

Martins was the highest placed rookie in F3 last season finishing fifth
Martins was the highest placed rookie in F3 last season, finishing fifth

Martins made his single-seater debut in the final four races of the French Formula 4 series, before stepping up full-time in 2017 and finishing as vice-champion.

The Frenchman then spent three seasons in Formula Renault Eurocup, finishing fifth in 2018 and second in 2019, before winning the title in 2020 with seven wins and 14 podiums.

ART Grand Prix Team Principal Sébastien Philippe added: “We are delighted that Victor returns to the team. He has great qualities as a driver and of a man that were beneficial to us during the Formula Renault Team and Driver title in 2020.

“We have followed his progress very closely, last year. In 2022 we are hoping to harness both ART Grand Prix and Victor’s full potential so we can put our names on the Formula 3 charts.”