Tommy Smith sticks with Van Amersfoort Racing for a second year in FIA Formula 3
Zeewolde, December 15, 2023 - Van Amersfoort Racing is pleased to announce that Tommy Smith will return for a second year with the team, joining his recently announced teammate Noel León for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 season.
After having participated in the FIA F3 post-season tests and the 70th Macau Grand Prix together with Van Amersfoort Racing, Smith feels prepared for his second year in the highly competitive championship. Looking back on an exciting debut season in the series, the young Australian racer knows he can benefit from his experience for the upcoming 2024 season.
"Continuing with Van Amersfoort Racing for another year is an incredible opportunity," says Smith. "The team and I have had a great partnership so far, and I cannot wait to see what 2024 brings us. I'm eagerly waiting for the challenges ahead, and ready to give it my all for a great second season in FIA Formula 3."
Rob Niessink, CEO of Van Amersfoort Racing, expressed confidence in Smith's continued contribution: "Tommy is a great character to work with and we’re thrilled to extend our partnership for another season. With his rookie season behind him, 2024 will be the year where he can put his experience in the championship to use. We’re excited to see how he will perform next year.’’
The 2024 FIA Formula 3 season will kick off at the Bahrain International Circuit with pre-season-testing followed by the first round of the championship in the first weekend of March. The 2024 FIA F3 championship consists of 10 rounds, heading to exciting venues like Albert Park, Melbourne and Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Van Amersfoort Racing is a professional racing team based in the Netherlands. It was founded by Frits van Amersfoort in 1975. Since then, Van Amersfoort Racing has built a long tradition of supporting up-and-coming drivers on their way to higher levels. Drivers like Max and Jos Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Mick Schumacher, Kevin Magnussen and Giedo van der Garde all raced for Frits van Amersfoort’s eponymous team in the early stages of their careers before making it into Formula 1.