The season is almost over and what a season it’s been! 2012 has seen the team finish in the top three of all six series we have taken part in – three of which have seen a Fortec driver take the championship title!
Back in September Matt Parry took the 2012 Intersteps championship, October saw Jake Dennis win the Formula Renault NEC championship and most recently Robin Frijns won the World Series by Renault FR 3.5 championship. Both Matt and Jake have been testing out some options for next year and Robin has since been testing with the Sauber and Red Bull F1 teams at the young driver tests in Abu Dhabi – definitely expect to see him out on the F1 grid sometime soon!
We’re really proud of all our drivers and the team who have been working extremely hard all year, day after day, week after week, to make sure our guys have the best out of their cars and the best training away from the track.
However our season isn’t over just yet! This weekend sees the final race on the calendar – the legendary Macau F3 race. As we speak our British F3 team of Pipo Derani, Alex Lynn and Felix Serralles plus Harry Tinknell, who returns to us for the race, are out in China preparing for the weekend’s races.
The team flew out last weekend, so they had time to adjust to the massive eight hour time difference and familiarise themselves with the track. It’s the guys first time at Macau so it was important for them to get as much time as possible at the famous circuit in order to learn about the layout and the race itself. Of course they haven’t got off that lightly, the hard work has also being going on at home with everyone doing simulator training as well as reading up on the circuit.
Felix and Alex both finished in the top five of the British F3 championship, which was a fantastic achievement for the rookies, Harry and Pipo also had great success in the series finishing on the podium numerous times. Despite being Macau rookies we know how talented they all are and the whole team is rareing to go and make an impression!
We can’t wait to get going now and get the engines revved – first practice starts tomorrow (Thursday 15th November) at 10.55am local time. Keep up with all the latest results on our Twitter feed ‘@fortecm’ and on our Facebook page by searching ‘Fortec Motorsport.’