“A groundbreaking moment” - GB3 Team Principals hail new Tatuus MSV GB3-025 car

“A groundbreaking moment” - GB3 Team Principals hail new Tatuus MSV GB3-025 car

13 June 2024

The reveal of the new Tatuus MSV GB3-025 car to be used from the 2025 season onwards has been met with widespread acclaim, with several key team personnel wasting no time expressing their eagerness to get going with the new machine.

With F1-inspired aerodynamics, increased engine power and even higher safety standards, GB3 is set to become an even more important step on the ladder to F1 and other top levels of the sport.

Hitech Pulse-Eight requires little introduction to single-seater fans, with the team operating machinery in F4, GB3, FIA F3 and F2. Speaking to Feeder Series, Team Principal Oliver Oakes was effusive in praise, saying that the new car takes the series from “strength to strength” and cements GB3 as a “key programme” between F4 and F3 for the Silverstone-based championship leaders.

“The past few years it [GB3] has not only brought us a lot of success on track by way of wins and championships, but it continually has developed a lot of talented young drivers and people for our organisation. We are very much committed to the series.”

Reigning champions JHR Developments’ figurehead Steve Hunter told Autosport “It’s going to be a bloody quick car! It’s going to fill a gap in the market.

“I think it’s a great thing to see and I’m loving the DRS idea – it will make some interesting racing!”

Speaking to the same publication, Fortec’s Richard Dutton added: “It’s a massive step forward. I think there’s room for it – it will be so much closer to FIA F3.”

In just over two years, VRD Racing has brought a string of American drivers into the series thanks to its link-up with Arden Motorsport.

Dan Mitchell, who has established VRD as one of the USA’s leading junior formulae operations, reckons that the new car will not only enhance GB3’s presence on the F1 ladder but on the American route too.

“VRD Racing is fully committed to driver development, and the launch of the GB3-025 is much needed” he said. “The car has so much speed and downforce at an affordable price. I believe this car will make the series an immediate and only relevant feeder to FIA F3 as well as Indy NXT.”

Having established itself as the team to beat in Ginetta Juniors, Elite Motorsport has also made a major impression in GB3 across the last three seasons, with regular race wins and sustained title challenges.

“I’m really excited to see the 2025 GB3 car announced to the public,” said Team Manager and Owner Eddie Ives. “The car will place the championship as the perfect stepping stone between F4 and FIA F3 on the European circuits and we look forward to getting our hands on the new car.”

The Hillspeed team is a mainstay of the paddock, with the Derbyshire squad having raced in the series since its inception as BRDC F4 back in 2013.

“The announcement of the new Tatuus MSV GB3-025 is, in our opinion, a groundbreaking moment for the GB3 Championship” said Team Principal Richard Ollerenshaw.

“This exceptional new car reinforces GB3 as the perfect springboard into FIA F3 and beyond. While those drivers who are showing particular skill can theoretically move up from karting into this outstanding new car, packed with F1-esque features, for others the path is very clear – graduation from GB4 or F4 in Europe, up to GB3 and then onto the F1 package in FIA F3 or F2.”

Having won championships in Formula Renault, Ginetta Juniors and taken multiple victories in GB3 since 2013, the team’s figurehead has worked with drivers that have made their way up to the sport’s top tiers, including Le Mans winner Nico Varrone, who was a British F3 race victor at Spa with the team. Ollerenshaw expects to see plenty more aspiring stars make their way into the series in the coming years.

“The future of GB3 is a very exciting prospect, the championship is by far the most sensible choice for young drivers with a tremendous, standard-setting new car, fantastic performance, great safety features and a realistic budget for competition at Formula 3 level.”

The application window for teams to enquire about purchasing Tatuus MSV GB3-025 cars is still open, and deliveries of the new vehicle are expected to commence before Christmas.