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.
“This is one of the possibilities which open up in the career of a racing driver and which you really can’t say no to,” Fontana explains. “I’d like to thank the team for having contacted me and to thank my current Team Corbetta Competizioni, who released me to drive on this occasion.
“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.”