Australian Harry Hayek will graduate from FIA F4 to the UK’s premier single-seater championship for 2017, as he joins Double R Racing for a full campaign in BRDC British Formula 3.
Hayek competed in the opening three rounds of British F4 in 2016 with Jamun Racing, scoring two top-10 finishes. He subsequently moved to the his homeland’s own FIA F4 championship and impressed, scoring three wins in addition to five other top-three results as he finished fourth in the overall standings, despite missing the opening two rounds.
The 18-year-old has most recently been competing in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand but began his single-seater career in Australian F4 in 2015, where he once again finished fourth.
Hayek said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining Double R for the 2017 BRDC British F3 Championship. Late last year we did a couple of test days with the team and were extremely impressed with their professionalism, productivity and ability to operate a race team which is clearly reflected in their results. Boyo's confidence in me goes both ways, and I feel that at the end of the year I'm going to be a much better driver under his guidance.
"The British F3 Championship itself has stood on top of the junior formula list for decades now and sometimes I have to pinch myself that I will be competing in such a prestigious series. For myself, pre-season testing has just commenced at Rockingham yesterday with everything running very smoothly. The cars are a lot of fun to drive and I'm looking forward to a great year ahead. To say I'm excited would be an understatement."
|2017||Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand|
|2016||Fourth overall in Australian Formula 4 with two wins and five further podiums
British Formula 4
|2015||Fourth overall in Australian Formula 4|
|2014||Australian National Sprint Kart Championship - Fourth overall in Clubman Light|