Australian teen Christian Mansell will this weekend make his debut within the FIA System 3 Championship.
The 17-year-old will be a part of Charouz Racing System on the Hungaroring in help of the System 1 Hungarian Grand Prix.
It’s the primary of two visitor appearances within the F3 Championship with Mansell additionally set to compete at Spa-Francorchamps in late August.
“I’m tremendous excited to be becoming a member of FIA System 3 with Charouz Racing System,” mentioned Mansell.
“This can be a implausible alternative for me to pit myself towards an extremely gifted grid of drivers and get my identify on the market racing on the System 1 weekends.
“Will probably be my first time within the automotive so there shall be loads to be taught from the beginning, however I like each circuits so will have the ability to hit the bottom operating with these.
“I’m mega excited and may’t wait to get began this weekend in Hungary.”
Workforce proprietor Antonin Charouz added: “I’m actually comfortable to welcome Christian within the group and I’m trying ahead to see him within the automotive.
“He’ll want all of our help to get assured with a single-seater completely different from those he already raced with, however I’m assured that it’ll occur very naturally and really rapidly given how gifted he’s.
“The truth that he already had experiences at each Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps is certainly an optimum start line for his debut.
“The group and I are actually excited to have him on board, I’m positive that he’s excited too and he’ll present everyone what he’s able to.”
Mansell has spent a lot of his profession up to now competing in Europe, driving for Carlin in British System 4 in 2020.
Final yr he raced within the British System 3 Championship (GB3), ending third in that competitors with two race wins to his identify.
Along with that, he had quite a few cameo appearances in Euroformula Open, a contest he has moved into this yr and presently lies second within the standings after 5 weekends of racing.
The latest of these was on the Hungaroring earlier this month the place he picked up his third win of the season.
Mansell turns into the fifth Australian to compete within the FIA System 3 Championship, following the likes of Oscar Piastri, Jack Doohan, Calan Williams, and Alex Peroni.
Motion in Hungary will get underway on Friday, with System 3 on monitor for the primary time at 17:30 AEST for opening observe.
Qualifying follows later within the day earlier than two races, one on Saturday and one other on Sunday, spherical out the weekend.