Asian Formula 3 championship runner-up Pierre-Louis Chovet has lost his seat in the FIA Formula 3 series ahead of its second round next week.
The 19-year-old raced for Jenzer in the opening triple-header at the Circuit de Catalunya last month, scoring a best finish of 14th.
He told his social media followers his season was over because “my main investor unilaterally decided to throw in the towel and withdraw from my project.”
“This comes after the last official FIA F3 test in Jerez, where I did a great job with the team finishing ninth on the first day and performing really well on the two race simulations of the last day among the four best drivers,” Chovet added.
“We were very confident to get excellent results from the second event next week at Paul Ricard where I wanted to shine for my home [grand prix]and bring back to the team the first 2021 podium. But I won’t have the opportunity to drive, to my great despair.”
Chovet led much of this year’s Asian F3 series, and finished second to current Formula 2 points leader Guanyu Zhou. He ended the season ahead of other current F2 drivers including Jehan Daruvala and Roy Nissany.
He has been replaced in Jenzer’s line-up for next weekend’s F3 round by Johnathan Hoggard.
“I hope with all my heart that my single-seater career will not end there,” said Chovet. “I will continue to prepare myself with my pool of professionals to seize all the opportunities that will allow me to continue climbing the ranks to the top of the [motorsport] pyramid.
“[I’m] disgusted today but we keep pushing.”
Image: Pierre-Louis Chovet via Twitter
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