INAUGURAL VICE CHAMPION RETURNS TO F3 AMERICAS SET ON CLAIMING THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Global Racing Group signs Baltazar Leguizamon to second F3 Americas season
INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2019)- Just days after officially announcing its return to F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda, Global Racing Group signed Argentinian driver and 2018 F3 Americas Vice Champion Baltazar Leguizamon to a full championship season. The South American native fostered a deal with the multi-platform team determined to be the first international driver to win the F3 Americas Championship.
“I am very excited to join Global Racing Group for another season. We were strong last season and with the improvements we’ve made in the off-season I know we can win the championship this year. My goal for this year is to be the first international champion of the series,” Leguizamon said. “Also, more drivers from abroad, like me, are attracted to F3 Americas because its growing rapidly, filled with a lot of talent and supported by the FIA so we can earn Super License Points to progress into Formula One or IndyCar. I’m thankful for my team, trainer, boss, sponsors, family, Honda, Ligier, Hankook and SCCA Pro Racing who helped make this season possible.”
The inaugural Vice Champion drove GRG to victory circle 14 times in the 2018 F3 Americas season, claiming the only two first-place finishes for the Seattle-based squad. Leguizamon is the first driver from the inaugural F3 season to confirm his championship contention.
“The entire Global Racing Group team is excited to welcome Baltazar back for another season,” GRG team principal Christian Pedersen said. “In 2018, he showed what champions are made of and demonstrated passion, perseverance and hard work. He will surely be in strong contention for the championship this year, and we can’t wait to get to Barber!”
Global Racing Group expanded its F3 Americas roster to four entries for the upcoming season. In the off-season, the team established a pathway to Europe through a new foothold partnership with Douglas Motorsport in the United Kingdom, filtering F3 Americas graduates to the next level of open-wheel competition in Europe.
The 17-race F3 Americas season kicks-off April 5-7 at Barber Motorsports Park, supporting the IndyCar Series at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. For more information about drivers, teams or the series, visit F3Americas.com.