Fortec Motorsports has completed its 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 line-up by signing Venezuelan Manuel Maldonado, cousin of F1 race-winner Pastor.
Maldonado graduates from the Italian Formula 4 Championship in which he competed during the 2016 season. He recently got his first taste of the Tatuus-Cosworth British F3 car with Fortec and now joins Brit Ben Hingeley and Dane Nicolai Kjaergaard at the Daventry-based team for the 2017 campaign.
Maldonado's most recent competitive action came when he drove in the MRF Challenge, scoring multiple top-10 finishes and prior to his move into single-seaters, raced in both British and European level karting.
Maldonado said: “It's a great opportunity for me to have signed with Fortec, I have worked with them in the past and I am very happy to be here. I know that we can develop well together. Now we keep preparing hard for the upcoming season and it's an honour for me to represent my country Venezuela in a British championship.”
|2016||Italian Formula 4 Championship
|2015||Rotax Max Wintercup - Rotax Max Senior|
|2014||Super One National Rotax Max Junior|