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Danish driver Christian Olsen will lead Fortec Motorsport’s assault on the 2020 BRDC British F3 Championship, after confirming a deal with the Daventry based team for his modern single seater graduation.
Olsen is no stranger to Formula 3 machinery, having won the FIA Historic Formula 3 European Cup at Zandvoort for two years running, while also competing in contemporary LMP3 racing throughout Europe.
The 23-year-old’s career commenced with karting in Germany in 2009, moving up to the ADAC Kart Masters series with sixth place finishes in the X30 Junior and IAME X30 categories in 2010 and 2011. He then claimed eighth overall in the X30 Senior division in 2012, and raced in the X30 Euro Challenge in 2012 and 2013, claiming 16th out of over 100 drivers.
After concentrating on his studies, he returned to racing in 2016, making his debut in Historic Formula 3, taking a front row position in his first qualifying session, and taking four podiums across the season.
Remaining in Historic F3 for 2017, he competed in the famous Oldtimer GP at the Nurburgring, winning both races, while also beginning his LMP3 career with a number of testing opportunities.
The following season he made his LMP3 race debut, competing in the European Le Mans Series in an Ecurie Ecosse/Nielsen Racing Ligier JS P3. Partnered with Alex Kapadia and Colin Noble, the trio finished fourth overall in the standings, with second place finishes at the Red Bull Ring, Silverstone and Portimao. He also competed in the Michelin Le Mans Cup with the team at selected events.
He gained further sportscar experience after remaining with the team to compete in the 2018-19 Asian Le Mans Series, finishing fifth overall with second place at Sepang being the highlight, while also returning to the European Le Mans Series and Michelin Le Mans Cup categories for 2019, switching to the RLR Msport team.
|2019||European Le Mans Series - 18th
Michelin Le Mans Cup
|2018-19||Asian Le Mans Series - fifth overall|
|2018||European Le Mans Series - 4th overall with three podiums
Michelin Le Mans Cup - two races
|2017||Historic F3 - won the Oldtimer GP at Nurburgring|
|2016||Historic F3, four podiums|
|2012||ADAC Kart Masters - X30 Senior - 8th|
|2011||ADAC Kart Bundesendlauf - IAME X30 - 6th|
|2010||ADAC Kart Bundesendlauf - X30 Junioren - 6th|