David Schumacher returns to F3 ahead of Zandvoort

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F3 driver David Schumacher returns to Charouz Racing after replacing Christian Mansell for the Dutch Grand Prix.

David Schumacher, the nephew of Micheal Schumacher, will be returning to his former team Charouz after a six-round hiatus. Originally replacing Aryton Simmons during the Italian Grand Prix, Schumacher finished P18 and P12 after starting from P29. However, due to his DTM commitments, he was unable to complete the 2022 campaign and was replaced by Lirim Zendali beginning with the Spanish Grand Prix.

Schumacher started his Formula 3 campaign in 2019, after three years of failing to finish in the Top 10 in the championship, he decided to try his hand at Touring cars and joined Mercedes-AMG Team Winward for their 2022 campaign.

However, due to Charouz driver Christian Mansell taking part in the EuroFormula Open championship, an open seat was available and Schumacher snatched it.

When asked about his hope for the weekend, Schumacher replied, ”Imola has been a difficult weekend but we definitely had the pace, so I’m really positive that we’re gonna have a great potential at Zandvoort too. I know the track from last year and that could be a little advantage, also given that the weather situation could be variable and open different scenarios. I’ll be ready to try my best and catch any eventual opportunity to score points.”

Charouz team owner, Antonin Charouz, added “I’m happy to welcome back David to the team, he’s a talented driver and he can surely help us in putting together a good weekend.”

As Zandvoort is the penultimate round of the season with Monza happening straight after, it appears hopeful that Schumacher will finish the Formula 3 campaign as Mansell will be racing in Austria on the same weekend as Monza. As for 2023, it looks likely that Schumacher will not be returning for a fourth season and will continue his commitments with DTM.

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