At the age of 18, he secured a drive with the Italian team JD Motorsport. There he joins Eduardo Barrichello, the son of Rubens Barrichello, the 14th F1 race winner.
Smith is a recent regular in Asia Formula 3, finishing 18th and 10th overall in the last two campaigns, the latter ending in February 2020.
After testing at JD Motorsport in Valencia early last year, Smith was expected to race in Europe, but he did not move due to school commitments and travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ..
This year is the first in the FREC series with a new look that follows Merger with Formula Renault EuroCup Win 10 rounds on support cards for F1 races in Spain and Monaco.
The season begins April 24-25 at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium.
“I’m happy that Tommy is back on the team,” said team representative Roberto Cavalari.
“Due to global health emergencies that are incompatible with his school efforts and racing in Europe, he was forced to cancel his program shortly after the test.
“Despite the challenges, he stays close to us and in 2021 he will finally be able to run in the Full Formula Regional Vialpine Championship.”
After debuting in the Australian S5000 series with a V8 engine, Smith will head to Europe to join the team for pre-season testing. Opening next week at Simmons Plains, Tasmania..
Curiously, Smith will drive a Team BRMS 5000 car piloted by Rubens Barrichello, the father of his new FREC teammate, at a conference canceled at the 2020 Australian Grand Prix.
Motorsport.tv All actions of the S5000 series will be broadcast in Tasmania from January 25th to 26th.
Australian set for Euro Regional F3
https://www.motorsport.com/formula-regional-european-championship/news/aussie-smith-euro-regional-f3/5142533/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=RSS-ALL&utm_term=News&utm_content=www Australian set for Euro Regional F3