Piquet sticks with Van Amersfoort for second European F3 season
Pedro Piquet, son of three-time Formula 1 champion Nelson, will stay with Van Amersfoort Racing for his second season in the European F3 category in 2017.
Piquet, 18, finished his rookie season in 19th place before going on to claim runner-up in the off-season Toyota Racing Series.
Prior to his move to international racing, he took two successive championship titles in the Brazilian F3 category, with a combined total of 25 wins over the two years.
"From the first moment, the team gave me a true family feeling," Piquet said. "I adapted to my new life in Europe very quickly. I can focus on racing for 100 percent.
"After my first full season I now have experience and know the tracks. Together with Van Amersfoort Racing it is my ambition to be a regular frontrunner in FIA F3 European Formula 3."
Piquet is the second driver confirmed with Van Amersfoort for 2017, as the team has also brought in Germany's David Beckmann.
Part of the European F3 category since its revamp in 2013, VAR has mounted recent title challenges with Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc - and last year won races with Callum Ilott and Anthoine Hubert.
Team boss Frits van Amersfoort said: "It is a pleasure to continue working with Pedro, he has developed his speed and skills continuously during the season.
"With a full season experience in his bag I am confident that Pedro will be able to stand out this forthcoming season. Our team will do everything to guide him towards strong results."
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