Douglas Motorsport have signed UAE Formula 4 and MRF Challenge front-runner Manaf Hijjawi as their second driver for the 2020 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, with the teenage talent set to become the first ever Jordanian driver to race in British junior single-seater competition.
Following a stellar karting career that included winning both the UAE and Jordan championships on two occasions as well as the Dubai O Plate, the 18-year-old launched his single-seater career late last year and has already starred with a podium finish in each of his first three race meetings.
Debuting in the MRF Challenge, Hijjawi has picked up silverware in both Dubai and Bahrain, while he has also impressed on the big stage in support of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, securing a second place finish on his first outing in the Formula 4 UAE Championship.
Hijjawi is Douglas Motorsport’s second confirmed driver for the 2020 BRDC British F3 season alongside the returning Kiern Jewiss. When he makes his debut in April, the Corby-based team will have run drivers of 17 different nationalities since their formation in 2012.
|2019-20||MRF Challenge - currently fourth overall with two podiums|
|2019||Abu Dhabi Grand Prix F4 race: P2 finish|
|2018||Jordan Karting Champion
UAE Karting Champion 2017/2018
Dubai O Plate Champion
Jordan Karting Champion
UAE Karting Champion 2017-2018
CIK FIA European championship
X30 Euro Series