- US rising star joins Fortec for British F3 debut, and maiden European outing.
- Daventry-based team look to maintain winning ways in UK’s premier tier of single seater racing at legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
- Action-packed triple header from the Ardennes broadcast live on British F3’s YouTube channel this Sunday (25 July).
Fortec Motorsport is pleased to announce reigning US Formula 4 champion Hunter Yeany will make his debut in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with the team at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium this weekend (23-25 July).
The 16-year-old from Virginia, United States is currently a front-runner in the Formula Regional Americas Championship, including a pole position at Mid-Ohio and points in all but one of his twelve race starts thus far.
Yeany’s graduation to Formula 3 came off the back of a dominant run to the US Formula 4 title in 2020, claiming seven victories and a further six podium finishes, his eventual winning margin some 57 points.
Now, Yeany will make his European debut in single seaters at the high-speed, sweeping 4.3-mile Spa circuit, famed for hosting the annual Formula 1 ® Belgian Grand Prix.
He joins new team-mates Roberto Faria and Mikkel Grundtvig in the UK’s premier tier of single seater racing, with Daventry-based Fortec looking to maintain their recent run of form after scoring a first victory and a fifth podium of the campaign at Donington Park a fortnight ago.
Two practice sessions will kick off Yeany’s debut outing on Friday, ahead of an all-important qualifying session at 18:25 CET that evening.
Saturday features the opening two races at 14:20 and 18:40, with one further race on Sunday at 10:50.
Oliver Dutton, Team Manager said:
“I’m delighted to welcome Hunter to our British F3 team for Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. He’s a great talent, with a really good attitude and a real drive to do well, so I’m sure our focus on driver development will suit him down to the ground.
“We’ve had a really good run of form recently, and Hunter arrives with an exceptional CV back home in the States. I think all the ingredients are there for this to be a very positive partnership.”
Hunter Yeany said:
“I’m super excited to make my debut in Europe, it’s been delayed with covid restrictions, but I can’t thank Fortec enough for giving me the opportunity to race a Formula 3 car at Spa.
“Fortec came highly-regarded and I’m looking forward to working with the whole team to make sure we hit the ground running and put our best foot forward from the very start.”