Alpine’s junior drivers will be teammates in the upcoming season.
We have had a new announcement regarding the grid of the 2021 Formula 3 season. It has been revealed on Wednesday afternoon that two Alpine Academy members Victor Martins and Caio Collet will join MP Motorsport this year.
Victor Martins comments on the announcement: “It’s been a long time waiting to race in Formula 3. It’s the next step in the junior categories, so I’m looking forward to starting the season“, said Martins. “Even if it’s not the same engineers or mechanics from 2019 I still know a lot of the team. I aim to create a positive environment around me and work as much as possible with those around me like the Academy, my team, and my family. It’s going to be good to race on the Formula 1 weekends. You see the cars up close and that’s really cool and it makes the ultimate goal feel even closer.”
Caio Collet also shares his thoughts: “I’m really looking forward to this season with MP Motorsport. The Formula 3 series is part of the Formula 1 weekend, so naturally, it has more eyes on it and it’s going to be important to perform to your best every single weekend. It’s also a very competitive series with some of the best young drivers in the world so it’s going to be a fight from start to finish. The target, as always, is to win the championship.”
Both Martins and Collet last year participated in Formula Renault Eurocup. The Frenchman won the title in the ART GP car, while the Brazilian was the runner-up in the R-ace GP machinery.