Macau winner Verschoor stays in F3 with MP Motorsport

Rachit Thukral
motorsport.com

Verschoor first drove for MP Motorsport in Formula 4 in 2016, taking twin successes in SMP F4 and Spanish F4 championship.

He stepped up to Formula Renault Eurocup with MP the following year and, after a season in the same category with Josef Kaufmann, he returned to the Dutch squad for his move to F3 in 2019.

The 19-year-old failed to score points in the first three races of the F3 campaign, but scored a breakthrough fourth place result in the sprint race at Paul Ricard.

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Verschoor then hit a difficult patch in the middle part of the season, but bounced back to end the campaign with four points finishes, including back-to-back fourth-place results at Monza.

He then secured a shock victory in the feature race at Macau, beating pre-race favourite Juri Vips in a close duel till the chequered flag.

"I am happy to continue in FIA Formula 3 together with MP Motorsport and TeamNL", said Verschoor. 

"Last year we had an upward trend in the second half of the season, with that great victory in Macau at the end, where everything clicked. I want to continue that line for 2020. I'm confident that I can compete in the front."

Lukas Dunner and fellow Dutchman Bent Viscaal in MP Motorsport’s line-up for the 2020 season. The announcement also completes the F3 grid for the second season of the series' new era.

“It is good news that we will continue working together with Richard,” said Sander Dorsman, MP Motorsport’s team manager. “Last year, we showed lots of promise in FIA F3 but now we aim for podiums and more victories.”

2020 FIA F3 grid:

Prema Racing

 Logan Sargeant

 Frederik Vesti

Australia
Australia

 Oscar Piastri

Hitech

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

 Max Fewtrell

New Zealand
New Zealand

 Liam Lawson

Norway
Norway

 Dennis Hauger

ART Grand Prix

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

 Alexander Smolyar

France
France

 Theo Pourchaire

 Sebastian Fernandez

Trident

Germany
Germany

 Lirim Zendeli

Canada
Canada

 Devlin DeFrancesco

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

 Olli Caldwell

HWA

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

 Jake Hughes

Brazil
Brazil

 Enzo Fittipaldi

Australia
Australia

 Jack Doohan

MP Motorsport

Netherlands
Netherlands

 Bent Viscaal

Netherlands
Netherlands

 Richard Verschoor

Austria
Austria

 Lukas Dunner

Jenzer Motorsport

Australia
Australia

 Calan Williams

 Matteo Nannini

 Federico Malvestiti

Charouz

Germany
Germany

 David Schumacher

Brazil
Brazil

 Igor Fraga

Finland
Finland

 Niko Kari

Carlin

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

 Enaam Ahmed

France
France

 Clement Novalak 

United States
United States

 Cameron Das 

Campos

Australia
Australia

 Alex Peroni

 Alessio Deledda

Germany
Germany

 Sophia Floersch

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