Prema Powerteam announced the agreement reached with Nicholas Latifi for the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The 18-year-old Canadian racer already entered the European competition last season after running in the F.3 Italia series in 2012, and he set himself apart as one of the most interesting rookies of the season. While last year he drove with a Volkswagen powerplant, Latifi has just moved to the Mercedes camp but showed great skills straight out of the box in winter testing.
René Rosin, Team Manager, says, “Latifi is definitely a very interesting prospect and we kept a close eye on him as a rival in 2013. Despite being a rookie, he showed no reverential awe and it was this kind of fighting spirit that convinced us to have him in our team. We will provide him with all the support he needs to grow up even further. I’m sure he will stay in the top rows of the grid in qualifying and to fight at the front on Race Day.”
Nicholas Latifi adds, “I’m very excited to be joining Prema for the 2014 season. I enjoyed some positive days of winter testing with them and felt comfortable in their working environment. Next season is a very important year for me and I’m confident that with the experience and knowledge of the team, combined with my abilities, we will be consistently challenging up at the front.”
Prema Powerteam will enter a four car team powered by Mercedes in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Canadian Latifi will be joined by Antonio Fuoco (Italy), Esteban Ocon (France) and Dennis van de Laar (Netherlands).
FIA F3 European Championship Press Release