Featured on Downforce Radio‘s official website on December 12, 2019
2019 Formula 3 Asian Championship runner-up Jack Doohan returns to the series as he switches from Hitech GP to Pinnacle Motorsport for 2020 title bid.
The Red Bull Junior Team driver is joined by Haas F1 Team test driver Pietro Fittipaldi, who made a surprise appearance in the pre-season tests earlier this week, at the Filipino-Irish team.
Pinnacle Motorsport’s Team Director and former A1GP Team Ireland driver John O’Hara welcomed Doohan and Fittipaldi ahead of the new season, “We’re really happy to have Jack and Pietro come on board with Pinnacle Motorsport for the upcoming season.
Jack was a strong championship contender in 2019 and we believe he’ll be fighting right at the front with Pietro. I’d like to welcome both drivers and look forward to podium finishes and race wins starting in Sepang this weekend.”
Reigning team’s champion Hitech GP has field four cars for the Malaysian round. The team is joined by Formula 2 driver Nikita Mazepin, FIA F3 drivers Jake Hughes and Alessio Deledda, and 2019 champion Ukyo Sasahara, who is ineligible for points as a guest driver.
The 2020 Formula 3 Asian Championship season will use the winter format to enable drivers from all over the world to maximise FIA Super Licence regulations which allow them to accumulate points from two championships within a single year. The season will kick off on Friday 13th December as the support bill of FIM Endurance World Championship Sepang 8 Hours and FIA WTCR Race of Malaysia events at Sepang Circuit. All three races will be broadcasted live on Formula 3 Asian Championship’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
2020 Formula 3 Asian Championship Teams and Drivers (Provisional Entry List for Round 1):
Absolute Racing (CHN)
Daniel Cao (CHN), Thomas Smith (AUS), Devlin deFrancesco (CAN), Jamie Chadwick (GBR)
BlackArts Racing (HKG)
Yu Kanamaru (JPN), Joey Alders (NED), Thomas Luedi (SUI)
Hitech GP (GBR)
Nikita Mazepin (RUS), Jake Hughes (GBR), Alessio Deledda (ITA), *Ukyo Sasahara (JPN)
Pinnacle Motorsport (PHI)
Jack Doohan (AUS), Pietro Fittipaldi (BRA)
Seven GP (MEX)
Tatiana Calderon (COL)
ZEN Motorsport (CHN)
James Yu (CHN)
852 Challengers (HKG)
Paul Wong (HKG)
*denotes Guest Driver