Next step on the career ladder for David Beckmann: In 2019, the German teenager will contest his first season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. Beckmann was offered one of the much-sought-after cockpits at ART Grand Prix team, the number one outfit for developing junior talent. Founded in 2005 by Alfa Romeo team principal Frédéric Vasseur, the team has not only helped many junior racers to make the step up to the premier class but has also produced champions. For example, the reigning F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton spent some time with the French team, as did the two Nicos, Rosberg and Hülkenberg. Beckmann's team-mates at ART Grand Prix are Brit Max Fewtrell and Christian Lundgaard from Denmark.