Mawson joins Arden for GP3 move

Australian racer Joey Mawson will switch from European Formula 3 to GP3 for the 2018 season, having secured a seat with Arden International.

Mawson joins Arden for GP3 move
Autograph session, Joey Mawson, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F317 - Mercedes-Benz
Joey Mawson, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F317 - Mercedes-Benz
Joey Mawson, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F317 - Mercedes-Benz
Joey Mawson, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F317 - Mercedes-Benz
Joey Mawson, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F317 - Mercedes-Benz
Joey Mawson, Van Amersfoort Racing, Dallara F317 - Mercedes-Benz

Mawson, 21, completes a three-car line-up for the British team, which has previously announced fellow GP3 newcomer Gabriel Aubry and sophomore Julien Falchero.

"I’m very excited to be joining Arden International for the 2018 GP3 season, to be able to race on the same schedule as Formula 1 is something that I’m thoroughly looking forward to,” said Mawson.

“I’m focused on putting everything that I learnt into practice to assist me in gaining more success in 2018.”

Mawson won the German F4 title with Van Amersfoort in his second year in the category in 2016, and linked up with the team again the year after in European F3.

But the Dutch outfit endured a particularly difficult F3 campaign last year, with Mawson finishing 13th overall - scoring Van Amersfoort's only podium of the season at the Nurburgring.

"It’s great news that Joey has joined Arden GP3 for the 2018 season," said Arden team manager RIchard Dent.

“This is a fantastic addition to the team this year and his career results have been impressive.”

Mawson's confirmation leaves only two seats formally unfilled in what is set to be a 20-strong GP3 field in 2018.

Both of those seats are occupied on the entry list for GP3's first pre-season test at Paul Ricard on February 21-22, with Mawson's former F3 teammate Pedro Piquet taking up the fourth Trident car and F4 racer Leonard Hoogenboom slotting in at MP Motorsport.

2018 GP3 line-up so far:

Team Drivers
ART Grand Prix

Callum Ilott

Nikita Mazepin

Jake Hughes

Anthoine Hubert

Arden Motorsport

Gabriel Aubry

Julien Falchero

Joey Mawson

Campos Racing

Simo Laaksonen

Leonardo Pulcini

Diego Menchaca

MP Motorsport

Niko Kari

Dorian Boccolacci

Trident

Giuliano Alesi

Ryan Tveter

Alessio Lorandi

Jenzer Motorsport

Tatiana Calderon

Juan Manuel Correa

David Beckmann

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