Giuliano Alesi to step up to GP3 in 2016

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Giuliano Alesi to step up to GP3 in 2016
Darshan Chokhani
By: Darshan Chokhani
Dec 18, 2015, 1:24 PM

Giuliano Alesi will step up to compete in the GP3 Series next year, his Grand Prix-winning father Jean has confirmed to Motorsport.com.

Giuliano Alesi, Jenzer Motorsport
Jean Alesi, in the GP2 paddock
Giuliano Alesi
Guiliano Alesi, Arden International
Jean Alesi, with his son Juliano

Giuliano raced in French Formula 4 last season and finished fourth in the championship in his rookie year in single-seaters, notching up three wins and a total of four podiums.

The 16-year-old was also present for the Indian-based MRF Challenge series' third round at the Dubai Autodrome, where former Ferrari and Benetton driver Jean revealed his son's 2016 plans to Motorsport.com.

"He will do GP3 next season, I can confirm to you," he said. When asked about the teams, he added that they are currently working on a deal, but yet to finalise the team.

Jean added: "For me it's a dream - I have done F1 for so many years and of course I never plan something for my kids.

"But Giuliano is my first boy and he grew up in an environment of motorsport and for sure I understand why he wants to be a driver.

"So, I am in a position now where I have time for him and we spend a lot time, and I am teaching him, giving advice on racing."

Giuliano was also present in post-season GP3 testing, spending two days with Jenzer Motorsport and a single day with Arden International, which has already confirmed Jake Dennis as part of its 2016 line-up.

 

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Series GP3
Drivers Giuliano Alesi
Author Darshan Chokhani
Article type Breaking news