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Report: Harrison Newey moves up to Formula 3

The British GT and BRDC F4 Championships

LONGFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Harri Newey of HHC Motorsport is seen before the BRDC F4 Championship race at Brands Hatch on August 2, 2015 in Longfield, England. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

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According to Autosport, Harrison Newey, the son of Red Bull Formula 1’s Adrian Newey, has grabbed himself a seat in Formula 3 after a finishing runner-up in the 2015 BRDC Formula 4 Championship and competing in German F4.

Harrison Newey, 17, will compete for Van Amersfoort Racing in just his second full season of racing.

“I know Frits [van Amersfoort] and the team well now after competing with them in Germany last year and also doing my first tests in an F3 car,” Newey said. “VAR will be the ideal grounding for me to further my racing ambitions and to acquire all the attributes to gain as much experience as possible with a new car and mostly new tracks.”

The Englishman has spent his winter racing in the MRF Challenge, which is based in India. Newey placed eighth in the point standings.