Williams Racing Academy Driver Zak O’Sullivan will join the all-conquering PREMA Racing for the 2023 FIA Formula 3 Championship, the team has announced.
One of the most highly rated young drivers in motorsports, O’Sullivan won the prestigious 2021 BRDC Young Driver Award before joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy at the beginning of 2022.
ZAK JOINS PREMA! 🙌
— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) November 16, 2022
The 2023 F3 season will mark the 17-year-old’s second season in the series after driving for Carlin this year, achieving two podiums, a pole position at his home race in Silverstone and 11th in the driver standings.
“I am really excited to be joining PREMA for the 2023 FIA Formula 3 season. It will be a new environment for me, but PREMA’s history says all we need to know so I’m confident we can have a good year together,” commented O’Sullivan.
“The first impressions from testing were good, and the pace was pretty strong. I was still learning the car as there are a few differences, and I focused on getting to know all the team and the engineers, as well as learning some Italian as well!”
NEWS 📣 I am so proud and honoured to announce that I have joined the @WilliamsRacing Driver Academy! This is an incredible opportunity and I can't thank Jost, Sven and the whole team enough for putting their faith in me. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/dEWfkWKAWl
— Zak O'Sullivan (@ZakOSullivan) February 4, 2022
Williams Sporting Director Sven Smeets added that he expects O’Sullivan to have an immediate impact with his new team.
“We’re looking forward to seeing Zak compete in his second season of Formula 3 with PREMA and working alongside them to develop and highlight Zak’s talents on and off the track,” said Smeets. “Zak is an integral part of our Driver Academy since joining at the beginning of 2022 and has shown his capabilities throughout his rookie season in F3.
“Following a productive test with PREMA, I’m sure he’ll adapt to his new surroundings quickly and hit the ground running in 2023.”
🚨 DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
Zak O'Sullivan joins PREMA for 2023 FIA F3 season
— PREMA (@PREMA_Team) November 16, 2022
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