ART Grand Prix has confirmed Charles Leclerc for the 2016 GP3 season, with the Monegasque driver completing the French team’s line-up.
After a season racing in Formula Renault 2.0, Leclerc stepped up to the FIA European Formula 3 Championship in 2015.
During his rookie season he picked up four wins and nine further podiums to finish fourth in the standings with Van Amersfoort Racing. He also finished second at the Macau Grand Prix.
Now he makes the move to GP3 with ART GP, having tested for the team in Abu Dhabi last year, joining the previously-announced Alexander Albon, Nyck de Vries and Nirei Fukuzumi.
"I am delighted to be joining the great ART Grand Prix family after my karting seasons in 2012 and 2013," he said.
"GP3 is a very competitive series and I am onboard with the best team since the championship started. The tests late last year in Abu Dhabi went very well and I felt very comfortable in the team right from the start.
"The atmosphere here is good and everyone is working with just 1 goal in mind, victory. I'm excited about the new car they have prepared for this season and for the start of the championship. My objective is clearly to fight for the title."