Joshua Dufek will exchange Hugh Barter behind the wheel of the #25 Campos Racing automotive for the season finale in Monza, the Spanish crew have confirmed.
The 18-year-old racer arrives in FIA Components 3 having raced within the Components Regional European Championship by Alpine in 2022 and 2023.
He at present sits ninth within the Drivers’ Standings with one pole place and 6 prime 10 finishes.
“I’m extraordinarily thrilled and grateful to each Campos Racing and PPM to have been given this chance and might’t wait to work intently with the brand new crew to study as a lot as I can,” mentioned Dufek. “As I’ve solely competed in FRECA up till now, it’ll be a little bit of a bounce into chilly water however after an extended summer time break, I actually couldn’t be extra excited to hit the observe and it’ll be good to expertise some extra pace and energy from the F3 machine.”
Dufek started his single-seater profession in 2020 competing in Spanish F4, the place the Swiss driver achieved seven podiums and one pole place on his approach to fourth within the Standings. Combining campaigns in German and Italian F4 the next 12 months, he claimed an additional 10 podiums, together with one win.
From there, he progressed as much as FRECA for the 2022 season, incomes three podiums and completed because the second-highest rookie within the Championship in ninth.
Staff Principal Adrián Campos Jr added:: “I want to warmly welcome Josh at Campos Racing as a result of we’ve intently adopted his racing profession. This mentioned, it’s such a disgrace that Hugh wasn’t in a position to full the full-season as a result of he was making very outstanding progress. We want to want him the perfect for the long run in motorsports. We’ll assist Josh with all our energy and our aim might be to provide him a aggressive automotive to make a profitable debut within the ultra-competitive FIA F3 championship.”
Spherical 10 in Monza will get underway from 1-3 September.