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Featured Image Credit: Jerez circuit website. 
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Montoya, Fittipaldi and more to feature at Jerez Formula 3 post-season test

A list of the 30 participating young driver prospects has been published ahead of the first day of testing in Spain

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Sebastian Montoya, son of former Formula 1 and IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya, is scheduled to take part in Formula 3 post-season testing, it has been revealed. 

Montoya Jr, who was signed to the Red Bull Athletes roster two months ago, will get a chance at the test to show that he has the potential to live up to his seven-time Grand Prix and Indy 500-winning father. 

Over the three-day event, the young Columbian-American will also be joined by other emerging talents, each seeking to make enough of a mark to secure a drive in next season’s championship. 

Who are the contenders?

While young in age, many of the test participants have already accumulated experience at a very high level, with at least 14 of them having previously raced in F3. 

Montoya Jr, who competed for Campos in the final three rounds of the championship picking up seven points, will be hoping his strong late-season form will translate into a race seat for next year.

Another descendent of an F1 driver, the namesake son of two-time champion Emerson Fittipaldi, who has experience in Formula 4, is set to drive for Charouz at the event. 

Of those that competed in F3 this season, only three are set to drive at the same team over the test: Rafael Villagomez for VAR, Pepe Marti with Campos and Gregoire Saucy at ART.

When it comes to last season’s other F3 drivers, Jonny Edgar will test for MP Motorsport, Kaylen Frederick is set to test for ART, Reece Ushijima is scheduled to drive for Hitech, Francesco Pizzi is taking part for Campos and Hunter Yeany is driving with Carlin.

Elsewhere, Franco Colapinto, who won two races this season with Van Amersfoort, will try out for MP Motorsport, while 2021 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner Zak O’Sullivan will take part in the test with 2022 teams’ champion PREMA. 

Formula 3 Jerez test participants

The post-season test is a three-day event, based on which teams can choose their drivers for next year, with each running drivers either from F3 or below. Taking place in Jerez, Spain, the sessions will run from September 21-23, 2022. Whilst the line-ups may chop and change over the three days, the 30 drivers taking part on the first day of testing have been announced:

Team Driver Racing currently Academy
ART Kaylen Frederick F3 – Hitech  
  Gregoire Saucy F3 – ART  
  Nikola Tsolov Spanish F4 – Campos Alpine (affiliate)
Campos Christian Mansell Euroformula – CryptoTower  
  Francesco Pizzi F3 – Charouz  
  Pepe Marti F3 – Campos  
Carlin Hunter Yeany F3 – Campos  
  Joel Granfors GB3 – Fortec  
  Arias Deukmedjian ADAC and Italian F4 – VAR  
Charouz Alessandro Famularo FRECA – VAR  
  Emerson Fittipaldi Jr ADAC and Italian F4 – VAR  
  Nicola Marinangeli FRECA – Evans GP / Euroformula – VAR  
Hitech Sebastian Montoya FRECA – Prema  
  Gabriele Mini FRECA – ART  
  Reece Ushijima F3 – VAR  
Jenzer Alex Garcia Euroformula – Motopark  
  Taylor Barnard ADAC F4 – PHM  
  Nikita Bedrin ADAC F4 – PHM  
MP  Franco Colapinto F3 – VAR  
  Jonny Edgar F3 – Trident Red Bull
  Mari Boya FRECA – ART  
Prema Paul Aron FRECA – Prema Mercedes
  Zak O’Sullivan F3 – Carlin Williams
  Dino Beganovic FRECA – Prema Ferrari
Trident Leonardo Fornaroli FRECA – Trident  
  Gabriel Bortoleto FRECA – R-ace  
  Oliver Goethe Euroformula – Motopark  
VAR Noel Leon FRECA – Arden Red Bull
  Rafael Villagomez F3 – VAR  
  Roberto Faria GB3 – Carlin Sauber

Featured Image Credit: Jerez circuit website. 

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