Fortec Motorsports have confirmed Hong Wei Cao as part of their 2014 British F3 lineup.
Cao, 20, began his single-seater career in Asian Formula Renault, eventually switching to European single-seaters after 2011. He joined Fortec in 2012 for a Formula Renault BARC season and took 14th in the standings. Cao remained with Fortec for a sophomore year in the category and finished the year in fourth, having taken his maiden win at Rockingham.
The Chinese driver tested F312 machinery earlier this week at Silverstone, with Fortec also trying out FIA F3 drivers Mitch Gilbert and Tatiana Calderon.
According to Autosport, Hillspeed’s Matt Rao is also looking at step-up into British F3, as he’s set to test with Fortec during the next week.
2013 saw Fortec lead Will Buller to the runner-up spot in the championship.