German car racing newcomer Jusuf Owega has been confirmed as Hillspeed’s second driver signing for the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, where the Derbyshire team will run a capacity three-car entry.
Owega, who originates from Cologne, will arrive in the UK’s premier single-seater championship as a total car racing novice having spent the past four years karting in his native Germany, with additional outings in the CIK-FIA European and World Championships.
Having tested with Hillspeed in recent weeks, the teenager faces a more extensive pre-season programme in the coming months ahead of his British F3 race debut. This will actually come during the second race meeting, at Rockingham on 28/29 April, as Owega doesn’t celebrate his 16th birthday – the minimum age to compete in F3 – until after the first event.
Beginning his career in Bambini karting in Germany in 2014, Owega ended his maiden season sixth in the standings and then progressed to the German Junior Kart Championship, ADAC Kart Masters – where he was fourth in KFJ – and the South Garda Winter Cup.
Graduating into the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship with the KSM Schumacher Racing Team in 2016, Owega dovetailed those commitments with outings in the CIK-FIA European Championship and the ADAC Kart Masters, taking third overall in the latter – an impressive season for the German.
|2016||CIK-FIA World Junior Championship with KSM Schumacher Racing Third CIK-FIA European Championship and the ADAC Kart Masters|
|2015||ADAC Kart Masters - fourth in KFJ
South Garda Winter Cup.
|2014||German Bambini karting - sixth overall|