Hillspeed has confirmed that Argentinian driver Nicolás Varrone will join the team ahead of the upcoming BRDC British Formula 3 Championship visit to the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit next weekend (8-9 June), taking the squad’s entry back up to two cars.
Varrone will arrive at Hillspeed’s team headquarters in Derbyshire on Tuesday, 4th June, for a seat-fitting in the Tatuus-Cosworth he will race before then travelling to Silverstone where he will make his test debut on Thursday, 6th June.
The 18-year-old started out his motorsport career in karting, progressing through the ranks in his homeland and taking a best championship finish of third in Argentinian Sudam Junior in 2015. He made his single-seater debut in 2016 in Formula Renault 2.0 Argentina and embarked on his first full season in Formula Renault the following year.
Moving into the VdeV Challenge Monoplace series in 2018, Varrone won the title and claimed six races victories along the way with 11 podiums in total and 13 pole position starts as well as posting seven fastest laps. He also contested 14 races in his national Formula Renault category.
Now Varrone, who is managed by José Manuel Balbiani, is proud to be graduating into British F3 which has, in the past, been graced by a number of compatriots such as Quique Mansilla, Enrique Benamo, Esteban Guerrieri and Víctor Rosso. Additionally, Hernan Fallas raced with Hillspeed in the predecessor championship to the current BRDC British F3 category, BRDC Formula 4.
|2018||V de V Challenge Monoplace - champion with 6 wins and 11 podiums, 13 pole positions from 14 races
Formula Renault 2.0 Argentina - selected races
TC2000 - 39º Campeonato Argentino - one race
|2017||Formula Renault 2.0 Argentina - 20th
Karting - Swedish Championship - OK - 10th
Karting - ROK Cup International Final - Super ROK - 17th
|2016||Formula Renault 2.0 Argentina - four races
Karting - Argentinian championship ICC Sudam - 14th
|2015||Argentinian Championship - Sudam Junior - 3rd|
|2013||Argentinian championship Pre-Junior|
|2012||Argentinian championship Pre-Junior - 14th|
|2011||Karting - Pre-Junior, Argentina
Pro-Kart Argentina - Categoria Mini Junior
|2010||Karting - Promocional, Argentina|