Joey Mawson to compete in GP3 Series as he tries to become the next Australian to race Formula 1

JOEY Mawson will race in this year’s GP3 Series as he tries to become the next Australian to race in Formula 1.

The 21-year-old Sydneysider will race for Arden Motorsport, the team owned by Red Bull Racing Team principal Christian Horner, in the nine-round championship which follows F1 around Europe, ending its season alongside the world Championship in Abu Dhabi in November.

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“I’m very excited to be joining such a highly regarded team in Arden Motorsport for the 2018 GP3 season,” Mawson said.

“To be able to race on the same schedule as Formula 1 is something that I’m thoroughly looking forward to.