Rookie Szymkowiak joins FIA F3
Jules Szymkowiak will be driving a Dallara-Volkswagen for Van Amersfoort Racing. After gaining experience in go-karts and the Formula Bmw Talent Cup, the 18-year-old Dutchman will graduate this year in the FIA F3 European Championship.
Szymkowiak started competing in motorcross while still at primary school, but after a serious accident, doctors made it clear to him that continuing wouldn’t really be sensible. As a result he opted for karting. In 2013 he took part in the Formula Bmw Talent Cup, completing an extensive development program, winning eight races, and scoring one second place and two third places.
I am well aware that this is a big step, but when you don’t set ambitious goals for yourself, you are getting nowhere – said Szymkowiak.
German Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil is supporting Jules Szymkowiak as a consultant and a coach.