Stevenson joins VAR for Euroformula debut
Euroformula teams have planned a two-day test at Spa-Francorchamps on March 31 and April 1 ahead of the official Winter Test scheduled at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on April 18-20.
In the meantime Van Amersfoort Racing has announced Casper Stevenson as its first signing for the 2021 season.
The 17-year-old British Formula 4 race-winner started his car racing career in the closed-wheel Ginetta Junior to made his single-seater debut in 2020, claiming two victories and finishing third in the points. Early this year he entered two Formula 3 Asia events, before joining Dutch team VAR to drive the halo-shod Dallara 320.
“I’m really happy to have firmed up my racing plans for 2021”, Stevenson said. “It’s exciting to be stepping up to the F3 level, especially with a team as successful as Van Amersfoort Racing. As many of the tracks are new to me, I obviously have a lot to learn. I’m adapting well though and I feel very confident. Clearly, I look forward to the start of the season, and I’m aiming for no less than the Rookie title.”
VAR’s CEO Rob Niessink added: “We are happy to re-enter the Euroformula Open Championship with Casper. It is quite a big leap from British F4 racing to the competitive environment of the Euroformula championship, but Casper has proven to be able to quickly adapt himself to his new surroundings. Our experience with the Dallara goes back a long way and our team will use that knowledge to support Casper to help him reach his maximum potential.”