Van Amersfoort will field four cars for the final round of the 2017 European Formula 3 championship.

The team spent middle part of the season as a three-car squad after David Beckmann switched to Motopark. Max Defourney joined the team for a one-off appearance at the Nurburgring.

ADAC Formula 4 driver Felipe Drugovich will now jump into the seat, becoming the sixth driver to race for the team this year.

He competed with Van Amersfoort in the German F4 championship, taking seven wins and finishing third overall.

“I am very much looking forward to my first experience in a Formula 3 race event,” Drugovich said.

“It will be a different experience, that’s for sure. It will take some time to get used to the new car and the driving style.

“It’s my goal to improve my speed over the weekend. For me it is all about going experience and we see where it will lead us.”

Team boss Frits van Amersfoort said running the 17-year-old in European F3 was the next logical step.

“It will be interesting to see how he adapts to the faster speeds and the higher downforce of a Formula 3 car,” he said.

“With that being said, we see this event as a first step for Felipe to gain experience at this level before the winter break.”

Drugovich joins Joey Maweson, Harrison Newey, and fellow Brazilian Pedro Piquet. Newey, 10th in the points standings, is the highest Van Amersfoort driver in the drivers’ championship. The team is bottom of the teams’ championship and more than a hundred points behind its closest rival.

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