Jenzer Motorsport has announced its first driver for the 2023 Formula 3 season as Mexican driver Alex Garcia makes his debut.
Seventeen-year-old Mexican driver Alejandro ‘Alex’ Garcia will make his Formula 3 debut this season with Jenzer Motorsport. Garcia is the first driver to be announced for the team and the 22nd driver overall for the upcoming campaign.
Garcia made his single-seater debut in 2018 racing in the NACAM Formula 4 championship after finishing second in the 2018 FIA México National Karting Championship. He finished fifth in the NACAM standings with three podiums. After racing part-time, Garcia returned to full-time racing in 2020 participating in the Spanish Formula 4 championship, finishing 22nd with four points.
He spent last season racing in the Euroformula Open Championship with Team Motopark. Racing alongside Oliver Goethe and Frederick Lubin, Garcia finished seventh picking up one podium. It was an underperforming season as he was bested by both teammates with Goethe winning the title and Lubin finishing fourth.
In September, Garcia participated in the Formula 3 post-season test alongside Goethe. As well as racing in Formula 3, Garcia will also participate in the European Le Mans Series – LMP3 class with Cool Racing/CLX Motorsport.
BREAKING: Alejandro Garcia joins @JenzerF3_F4 🤝
The Mexican driver is the Swiss squad's first confirmed signing for 2023! ✨#F3 #RoadToF1 pic.twitter.com/Bw8naxcdig
— Formula 3 (@FIAFormula3) January 27, 2023
Following the announcement, Garcia stated:
“I am very pleased to be racing in FIA Formula 3 with Jenzer Motorsport this season. I am really looking forward to work on my development as a driver to achieve good results throughout the season, I am really looking forward to make the most out of what will surely be a challenging season, with a steep learning curve.”
Andreas Jenzer (Team Principal of Jenzer Motorsport) added:
“Alejandro is a rookie in FIA F3 this season, and as we know well from experience, this can be hard at times. Alejandro’s step into this ultra-competitive environment will be a big challenge. We will work hard together and look forward to be on track in Bahrain.”
2023 F3 Driver Lineup
- ART Grand Prix: Gregoire Saucy & Nikola Tsolov & Kaylen Frederick
- Campos Racing: Christian Mansell & Hugh Barter & TBD
- Carlin Racing: Hunter Yeany & Ollie Gray & TBD
- Hitech Grand Prix: Gabriele Mini & Sebastian Montoya & TBD
- Jenzer Motorsport: Alex Garcia & TBD & TBD
- MP Motorsport: Mari Boya & Jonny Edgar & Franco Colapinto
- PREMA Powertrain: Paul Aron, Dino Beganovic & Zak O’Sullivan
- Trident Racing: Gabriel Bortoleto, Oliver Goethe & Leonardo Fornaroli
- Vans Amersfoort Racing: Tommy Smith & Rafael Villagomez & Caio Collet
With pre-season testing set to commence in mid-February, Garcia is sure to be training hard as he prepares to embrace the hot temperatures of Bahrain.