Mercedes F1 junior Paul Aron signs with ART to race in 2020 FR Eurocup season
Mercedes F1 junior Paul Aron - brother of Ralf - will race in Formula Renault Eurocup in 2020 with ART Grand Prix, it has been announced.
Aron, who joined the Mercedes programme in 2019, competed in Italian F4 and ADAC F4 where he finished third overall in the former. For 2020, the Estonian will graduate to Formula Renault Eurocup championship with French outfit ART.
The rookie joins Gregoire Saucy at ART with one more name to be added. "I am very proud to be working together with ART in the 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup," said Aron. "This is a stepping stone to success and I am sure I can improve myself together with them.
"In the past, many drivers who were a part of this team went on to greatness and I am looking forward to doing the same thing myself. I had a successful first year in single seaters and I am sure that with ART Grand Prix we can have a second successful year in formula racing.
"It is an honor to be part of this legendary and historical team and I am very much looking forward to the upcoming season." ART GP team President Sebastien Philippe, added: "Paul is an example of the modern driver, whose talent was expressed very early with a dazzling start to his career.
"He had a great first season in F4 and is taking another step this year. He is 16, he is very young and his objective, like ours, will be to exploit his potential without burning his wings, to progress throughout the year to finish the season in the top places of a championship that is so full of rising talent."
As per the last information, Aron was the third Mercedes junior alongside Andrea Kimi Antonelli and Alex Powell, with the latter duo competing in kart. Apart from the trio, the team has George Russell and Esteban Ocon - although the latter will race for Renault.
[Image courtesy: ART Grand Prix] [Note: This story was also written by me on FormulaRapida.net]