Van Amersfoort Racing has announced British Formula 4 race-winner Casper Stevenson (17) as its first signing for the 2021 Euroformula season.
It is a rapid progression up the single-seater ranks for Stevenson, who started his car racing career in the same closed-wheel Ginetta Junior series that McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris and Euroformula’s Pau Grand Prix winner Billy Monger did. Like them, the Brit then made his single-seater debut in the British Formula 4 championship as the first ever recipient of the British F4 Scholarship and in his rookie season last year claimed two wins and third in the points.
That propelled him to Formula 3 over the winter, racing in the United Arab Emirates for two weekends to gain experience of higher downforce machinery, before Stevenson opted to join Dutch team VAR in Euroformula where he will drive the lightweight, halo-shod Dallara 320.
“I’m really happy to have firmed up my racing plans for 2021,” said Stevenson. “It’s exciting to be stepping up to the F3 level, especially with a team as successful as Van Amersfoort Racing. As many of the tracks are new to me, I obviously have a lot to learn. I’m adapting well though and I feel very confident. Clearly, I look forward to the start of the season, and I’m aiming for no less than the Rookie title!”
VAR’s CEO Rob Niessink added: “We are happy to re-enter the Euroformula Open Championship with Casper. It is quite a big leap from British F4 racing to the competitive environment of the Euroformula championship, but Casper has proven to be able to quickly adapt himself to his new surroundings. Our experience with the Dallara goes back a long way and our team will use that knowledge to support Casper to help him reach his maximum potential.”