Matteo Nannini steps up to FIA F3
Matteo Nannini will race with Jenzer Motorsport in the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, as he continues his ascent of the international motorsport ladder contesting his second single-seater season.
Following a very succesful career in karting, the Italian driver made last year a brilliant open-wheel debut clinching the Formula 4 UAE title, claiming 7 victories, 16 podium finishes and 6 pole positions.
Later Nannini entered the Formula Regional European Championship and racked up a string of top-ten finishes, scoring a best 6th place on his home soil at Imola. The 16-year-old racer continued to consolidate his experience entering the last round of the Formula Renault Eurocup at the Yas Marina circuit, claiming a P5 after impressing with a third time in qualifying. At the end of the year Nannini was the only Italian driver awarded at the annual FIA Prize Giving ceremony in Paris.
Matteo Nannini commented: “I am very excited to move to the FIA Formula 3 Championship. I have done a pre-season testing with Jenzer Motorsport and I am happy to continue my racing career with this great team. I know the level of the series is highly-competitive. Most of the circuits are new for me. But I feel pretty confident to do well”.
Andreas Jenzer stated: “Working with Matteo in testing showed us his big potential. We are very pleased to have him in our FIA Formula 3 Championship team and we are looking forward to a great season together.”