Jenzer Motorsport enters GP3 With the official launch today (1st October 2009) of the GP3 series, Switzerland's Jenzer Motorsport are delighted to announce that, having satisfactorily completed the very stringent selection ...
Jenzer Motorsport enters GP3
With the official launch today (1st October 2009) of the GP3 series, Switzerland's Jenzer Motorsport are delighted to announce that, having satisfactorily completed the very stringent selection process, they have been granted one of only 10 entries for this exciting new category. The Lyss-based team is joining a very strong line up of teams selected for their record of success to date and thus find themselves in company with 2009 GP2 Champions ART Grand Prix, MW Arden (supported by F1 star Mark Webber) and 2008 and 2009 British F3 Champions Carlin Motorsport. The pedigree of all concerned means the inaugural season should prove to be very closely fought.
Jenzer Motorsport will run a three car GP3 team in 2010. Founded in 1993 to run in the Formula Ford category, Jenzer have gone from strength to strength, moving into Renault 2.0 and running in the Eurocup, as well as numerous national championships, as well as in the International Formula Master category, where they claimed a record breaking championship win this year. In the last 16 years they have won 15 outright championships, taken 15 runner up slots, and won around 150 races, so a new challenge is very welcome.
GP3 is intended as a stepping stone to GP2 and thus to Formula One, and for seven of its eight race meetings will be part of the support programme for the Formula One Grands Prix in Europe. The Dallara-produced chassis will be powered by 2-litre engines developed by Renault F1 and producing 280bhp, and will run on Pirelli tyres. As such, the category provides an obvious option for drivers who have already competed successfully in Formula 3 and Renault 2.0.
Team owner Andreas Jenzer said: "We're delighted to be invited to join GP3. We're at a crossroads in the history of the team now and are keen to show what we know ourselves to be capable of. It offers the team a chance to join in at the start of a great new category and will also allow us the chance to offer our young Renault 2.0 and IFM drivers a chance to continue their careers in an environment that they are already comfortable in."