Irish talent Alex Dunne confirms FIA Formula 3 drive for 2024
Alex Dunne today announces his move to the FIA Formula 3 Championship for the 2024 season after agreeing a deal to join MP Motorsport.
Across his first two years in car racing, the Irish teenager has already amassed an impressive 19 race victories, 35 podium finishes and 12 pole positions, demonstrating both his race craft and blistering one-lap pace. After making his debut in single-seaters in 2021, Dunne completed a dual campaign in Formula 4 in '22, winning the British title with a new record for wins in a single season. Dunne graduated last year to GB3, finishing narrowly as runner-up in the final standings.
Now, the competition will go up another notch as Dunne prepares to battle it out against the best of his generation from all four corners of the globe in his sternest challenge to-date. But in his corner, the 18-year-old has renowned Dutch team MP Motorsport. Regular race winners and front-runners in both Formula 3 and Formula 2 machinery, the team’s talent pathway has helped guide the careers of several stars in recent times, including Felipe Drugovich, Victor Martins, Christian Lundgaard, and Liam Lawson, to name a few.
All rounds of the FIA Formula 3 Championship run in support of Formula 1 ® Grand Prix weekends, putting Dunne on the perfect platform to attract the attention of the sport’s elite names. Sakhir, Bahrain sets the stage for the season opener on 1-2 March, with a subsequent ‘fly away’ at Albert Park, Melbourne three weeks later. After a month break, the European leg of the calendar includes trips to Imola, the iconic streets of Monaco, Barcelona, Spielberg, Silverstone, the Hungaroring and Spa-Francorchamps, where Dunne claimed a dominant double win last campaign. The season finale takes place at Monza on 31 August-1 September.
Alex Dunne (#22) said:
“I’m very excited to confirm I’ll be racing in FIA Formula 3 for 2024. I’m grateful to MP Motorsport, my sponsors and, of course, my family, for helping to put this programme together. “It’s going to be an incredibly competitive championship, with 30 cars per race weekend and the best drivers at this level behind the wheel, but I’m determined to learn quickly and progress from there. “To race on Formula 1 weekends is going to be a new experience for me, but I’m really looking forward to getting going in Bahrain in March.”