Jenzer Motorsport have announced that 20-year-old British driver Johnathan Hoggard will replace Pierre-Louis Chovet at the swiss team, ahead of Round 2 of the Formula 3 season at Le Castellet.

Winner of the 2019 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award, Hoggard featured in both of the post-season tests last year, in Barcelona and Jerez, but did not feature in pre-season testing, or in the opening round of the campaign at Barcelona.

“This was unexpected and happened so fast,” said Hoggard. “I have worked for this opportunity for years and I will give my best from Paul Ricard on.”

Hoggard drove for Jenzer in the 2020 post-season test at Barcelona

The 20-year-old finished third in the British Formula 3 Championship in 2018, before going on to take second in BRDC British Formula 3 the following year, ahead of winning the aforementioned 2019 award.

As a result of winning the award, Hoggard enjoyed testing time in one of Red Bull Racing's RB8s at Silverstone – the Briton’s first experience of Formula 1 machinery.

Team principal Andreas Jenzer added: “Getting a new driver on board after all official tests and the first round over is always challenging but we trust Johnathan to be fully involved and dedicated to catch this opportunity.”