Toyota Racing Series champion Igor Fraga has joined Red Bull’s Junior Team for the 2020 season.
Fraga, 21, claimed victory in the New Zealand-based winter series, edging existing Red Bull junior Liam Lawson, before securing a full-time Formula 3 seat with Charouz Racing System.
The Brazilian also had a history in eSports, having previously competed in Formula 1’s division, alongside a title in Gran Turismo.
“For me, joining the Red Bull Junior programme is a very important thing in my career,” he explained.
“Since I was very little, I have dreamed about becoming a Formula 1 World Champion. But through my career I have realised how hard that is to achieve. But I have never given up and always kept trying.
“I went a different way by racing in eSports and winning the FIA Gran Turismo Nations Cup changed things for me.
“Since then, I felt I could have a real chance. Now becoming a Red Bull Junior makes my dream even more alive and gives me extra motivation to keep going forward.”
Fraga joins fellow Formula 3 racers Lawson and Dennis Hauger as Red Bull juniors, while in Formula 2 the company is represented by Carlin duo Jehan Daruvala and Yuki Tsunoda.
Red Bull also has Sergio Sette Camara as reserve driver for both of its Formula 1 teams, while Juri Vips is set to race in the Japan-based Super Formula championship.