ADD Motorsports driver John Bryant-Meisner is excited about the new challenge ahead as he gets set to make his debut with Trident in the GP3 Series.
The Swede has got to know his new Italian team over the past week, but gets behind the wheel for the first time later today (Friday) at Spa-Francorchamps.
And he is keen to put the problems he faced in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship earlier this season well behind him - and show what he can do on the track once again.
He said: “I met the team at the factory in Italy last week and we got to know each other and I did the simulator.
“They are really professional and I got a lot of information and learnt a lot of stuff I’d not known before, which was a really good sign.
“I’m really excited to get going, I’ve raced here six times this season so I’m confident about the track. But I’m not too sure what to expect with the car, although that will come.
“I just have to remember not to be too hard on myself whatever happens and try to enjoy it!”
The GP3 Series follows the entire European leg of the Formula One Series - and John is looking forward to being involved.
He continued: “It’s great to be involved in an F1 weekend, there’s five times more people than I’m used to and it feels like a big step up.”
Although John is unsure about the long-term future, seeing out the season in the series with Trident is on the agenda.
His first time out in the car will be during the practice later today (Friday), before the qualifier on Saturday.
And he is in no doubt, the transition to GP3 may not be without its problems.
He added: “The tyres will probably take a lot of time to adapt to, I’ve never had to manage tyres before, so it will be interesting.
“I don’t know the car or tyres and I’ll have just 10 laps to get to know them, when you’d normally get longer to learn a car.
“But I feel like this is a new start for me. I was in F3 a long time and it’s really nice to be in such a different environment - it just feels new and exciting.
“I just want to get out there and drive my own race. And then I’ll get an idea of where