Press Release 14 / 2012

24th July 2012



The 19-year old Swiss driver Alex Fontana, currently competing in the FIA Formula 2 championship, will race for us in GP3 at Budapest this weekend, in the third to last round of the series held in conjunction with the Formula 1 World Championship.

Fontana will drive the third car entered by the Swiss team Jenzer Motorsport and driven in previous races by Jakub Klasterka of the Czech Republic and Facu Regalia of Argentina.

FONTANA: “I’ve been in constant contact with Team Jenzer since the beginning of the season. Due to a series of circumstances including overlaps with the Formula 2 championship dates, so far it’s been impossible to get a taste of GP3. I’m therefore delighted that the team turned to me on this occasion. For a young driver, racing in the shadow of the Formula 1 circus is a unique and incredibly stimulating experience. We know that an extremely difficult task awaits us. Some of the world’s best drivers from my age group race in GP3 and I've never even seen the Hungaroring track. I last tried the car during winter testing back in November. I'm hoping I'll be able to adapt quickly given that we'll only have one free practice session. Apart from that I’ll simply be trying to do my best and race without any mental pressure. I know that I’ll be able to count on the support of a very professional team.”

ANDREAS JENZER: “We had Alex with us last year for the race at Spa where he immediately took the car into the points. So we already know him and we have the advantage that he knows the team and the way we work. We don’t expect miracles, but we’re sure that he'll make his contribution to the team, a contribution that I hope will prove to be important in terms of the future too.”

Alex Fontana

The next GP3 Series Round takes place on 27th/29th July at the Hungaroring (HU).

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