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Alfonso Celis makes Fortec return for more Formula V8 3.5

by Peter Allen
Alfonso Celis

Photo: RPM Racing

Alfonso Celis?has rejoined Fortec Motorsports for his third season in World Series Formula V8 3.5 in 2017.

The Mexican previously raced with the British outfit in a season of Formula Renault 2.0 in 2013, as well as in a handful of?Formula 3 appearances over that and the following season.

He has spent the past two seasons with AVF in the 3.5-litre series, finishing 11th in 2016 with one podium finish at Spa.

“I am so happy to be re-joining Fortec Motorsports,” said Celis, who was?afforded several?outings with the Force India Formula 1 team last year.

“They were my number one team choice for 2017 and I look forward to sharing great success with them next season.”

Fortec team manager Jamie Dye added: “It is great to have ‘the Fonz’ back with us.?We had a great year of 2.0 together in 2013 ? he is a great kid.

“We had a good test in the 3.5 car recently, so we are ready to take on the championship in 2017.”

Celis had Tom Dillmann brought in as a team-mate at AVF in 2016, with the Frenchman going on to beat Fortec driver?Louis Deletraz to the title.

Pietro Fittipaldi is a potential?team-mate for the Mexican this year, although the Brazilian has also tested with the Charouz-run Lotus outfit since completing his rookie season with Fortec.