Jenzer Motorsport have announced that they have signed rookie Matias Zagazeta ahead of the 2024 FIA Formula 3 season – the 20-year-old becoming the first of the Swiss outfit’s three drivers confirmed for the year.

From Lima in Peru, Zagazeta began his career karting in the USA, winning multiple titles, before taking his talents across the pond to Europe. He then moved over to single seater racing in 2020, taking part in the F4 British Championship, finishing as the runner-up in his second year in the category back in 2021.

After two seasons in Formula Regional, Zagazeta took part in the F3 post-season test in Imola with Jenzer at the end of the 2023 campaign before also competing in the Macau World Cup with the team.

“I am delighted to confirm that I will be driving for Jenzer Motorsport for the 2024 FIA F3 season,” said Zagazeta. “It is an incredible opportunity for me, and I can’t thank Jenzer enough for this opportunity and to my sponsors for making this possible.

“Working already with the team during testing and the Macau Grand Prix helped us understand the position we are in and get to know the team. I am excited to see what next year will bring and we will work hard to achieve some memorable results together.”

Team Principal Andreas Jenzer also shared delight with the team’s first signing, before revealing what he feels Zagazeta will bring to their 2024 line-up.

“We are looking forward to continue working with Matias after getting to know him in testing and at Macau,” said Jenzer of Zagazeta’s signing. “He is a great young racing driver with a big passion and strong motivation.

“It takes a big heart to step up to the third highest level of motorsport, and we are happy that Matias will be at the steering wheel of one of our FIA F3 racing machines this season. Let’s get some great results together.”