Alex Fontana signs up with Jenzer
25 August 2011 – 19-year-old Alex Fontana joins GP3 for this weekend’s two rounds at Spa-Francorchamps. The rookie replaces Vittorio Ghirelli and therefore becomes the second Swiss driver in the line-up alongside Nico Müller.
“To compete in the Formula 1 environment is a dream come true. I have never seen the GP3 car and don’t know it, so I don’t know what will be possible because I’ll only have the one free practice session. I will try not to worry too much and to take in the experience, and to do everything step by step.”
“Alex has won in Formula 3 at Spa-Francorchamps this year,” adds team head Andreas Jenzer, “and is therefore one of the logical candidates for us to run in our race car. Despite him not having ever driven a GP3 car before, he knows the circuit at Spa very well and has always been very quick there.”