- Daventry-based team add Danish rising star to British F3 line-up.
- Grundtvig joins series returnee Roberto Faria, with one further announcement to follow in due course.
- 2021 season starts at Brands Hatch (GP) this weekend (22-23 May).
Mikkel Grundtvig will contest the 2021 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Fortec Motorsport, joining the team for his first full season of racing on British circuits.
The 18-year-old from Denmark makes a return to single-seaters this year, following a season in the Danish Endurance Championship in 2020 where he claimed three victories behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracán.
Hailing from Vejle, Grundtvig began karting in 2015 before graduating to cars in the entry-level Aquila Synergy Cup. Prior to racing a GT car last year, Grundtvig was a race winner in single-seaters, claiming victories in Renault Danish F4 and French F4 throughout 2018 and ’19.
Grundtvig claimed two victories and six podiums in the Denmark-based F4 series in 2018, before improving with a further three wins and eight podiums in the same championship the next year despite contesting just a partial schedule, as he dovetailed his appearances with a French campaign where he claimed a single win.
Grundtvig is Fortec Motorsport’s second confirmed signing for the 2020 BRDC British F3 Championship, following the earlier announcement that Brazil’s Roberto Faria would return to the squad following his part-time campaign last year.
Mikkel Grundtvig said: “I’m really happy to be joining Fortec to race in the British F3 Championship this year, the team have a very long and successful history of developing drivers and winning championships.
“I’ve already tested at some circuits in the UK last year and have been working on the simulator back home in Denmark. We have worked hard over the winter preparing for this season and I will give 100% so we can continue this success together.”
Oliver Dutton, Team Manager said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Mikkel to our BRDC British Formula 3 Championship team and look forward to working with him in the season ahead.
“We would have preferred to start our testing programme a little sooner, but COVID-19 restrictions have made it difficult to get Mikkel over from Denmark. So we’re going into the first race weekend with only two proper test days, but his work so far has been very encouraging and he’s integrated well into the team.
“I’m sure between Mikkel, Roberto and our other driver to be announced, we’ll be in for a good season ahead.”
The 2021 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship will begin at Brands Hatch this weekend (22-23 May).