Like in any racing championship, it’s vital for drivers and teams to find their perfect matches. French racer Pierre Louis Chovet was lucky enough to enjoy an unexpected two-round stint in Formula 3 last season that allowed him to do just that, learning what he did and didn’t want from a team.
The 18-year-old will join Jenzer Motorsport for his first full campaign at this level, looking to build on his 2020 debut where he impressed at Hitech Grand Prix with a sixth-place finish. Chovet thrived in the family-like atmosphere at the British team and was looking for a similar fit in 2020.
“To be honest, one of the biggest things I took away from the two rounds I did last season was the type of team I wanted to race for. Hitech were great and I was really looking for a team that made me feel at home.
“That made Andreas, Esther and Jenzer the obvious choice, I think I can really grow here and improve as a driver. They have made me feel very welcome and confident for the season ahead.
“There’s so much competition in F3, it’s one of the best Championship’s around and I’m excited to get going. For me, I think it’s a world class level and there are some great people working for the teams. It will be tough, but I am confident in those around me and believe that I can compete.”
Bringing with him the experience of French Formula 4, Euroformula Open and the Formula Regional European Championship, Chovet believes he is arriving into F3 full-time as a better, more rounded driver than when he made his debut.
He’s already set himself some targets for the campaign, but says he’ll be keeping his cards close to this chest.
“Tyre management is definitely critical at this level,” he continued. “I think I improved in that area last year, I learned about the warm-up procedure and how to maintain the tyres so that they last longer in races.
“I have set myself some targets, but it’s too early to say what those are, and they may change as the season goes on. I just want to learn, improve and be competitive.”