Exciting young American racer Neil Verhagen has been confirmed as Double R Racing’s third driver signing for the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, completing the squad’s capacity entry for the 2019 season.
Verhagen, who hails from Mooresville in North Carolina, joins the reigning British F3 title winners for his maiden campaign in BRDC British Formula 3 after a couple of years competing in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.
The 18-year-old first arrived in Europe in 2017 as part of the Red Bull Junior Team where he just missed out on a top-10 championship finish in Eurocup Formula Renault and achieved a maiden podium result at the Hungaroring. Last season, Verhagen ended the campaign 11th overall again with a best result of fourth place at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Beginning his racing career in karting, Verhagen was vice-champion of the 2012 Florida Winter Tour Minimax Series before moving into the United States Pro Kart Series prior to graduating into cars in 2015 in the Skip Barber Winter Series – finishing second with several race wins.
Stepping up later that year into the F1600 Championship, he remained in the series in 2016 and went on to win the title while also qualifying for the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, which he won as the youngest driver to do so aged 15 years and 242 days. Verhagen also qualified for the prestigious Mazda ‘Road To Indy’ Shootout.
|2018||11th, Formula Renault Eurocup|
|2017||11th, Formula Renault Eurocup. 3rd in Race 1 at the Hungaroring. Twice first Rookie.
One win and one second place at the Assen round of the NEC Formula Renault
|2016||1st, F1600 Championship Series USA with 9 wins, 15 podiums, 4 poles, 7 fastest laps
1st, Sports Car Club of America Runoffs Formula F National Champion
1st, Sports Car Club of America Majors Tour in Formula F
won 7 out of 7 races
|2015||2nd Skip Barber Winter Series USA with 4 wins, 9 podiums, 2 poles, 5 fastest laps|
|2014||4th, Overall Tag Junior KUSA Protour
7th, Robopong 200 race with Co-driver Brandon Lemke
7th, Overall US Pro Kart Series Tag Junior
2nd, Overall GoPro Tag Junior championship
|2013||5th, SKUSA Protour Supernationals (against 90 entries)
1st, Last Round WKA Manufacturers Cup
2nd, Overall US Pro Kart Series Championship Tag Cadet
5th, Rotax Grand Nationals
1st, Overall GoPro Rotax Minimax Championship
5th, Florida Winter Tour Rotax Minimax
|2012||WKA Manufacturers Cup
5th, Rotax Grand Nationals Mini Max
1st, Rotax Summer Shootout Mini Max
2nd, Florida Winter Tour Rotax Minimax
2nd, Rotax Grand Nationals Micro Max