British youngster Alex Gill will spend his first full-time season in car racing in the Protyre Formula Renault championship, having finalized a deal to race with Fortec Motorsport.
Gill, mentored by Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey and Grand Prix promoter Martin Whitaker, concluded an illustrious karting career in 2012 after securing the title in the MSA British KF3 Championship.
Having tested Formula Renault 1.6 machinery last year, he then made a first appearance in the final round of the Protyre Formula Renault season with MTech. He then participated in the six-car Protyre Autumn Cup with MGR, taking two podiums in three races.
The 16-year-old impressed in further 2.0 testing with MGR and was briefly considered for a seat in Formula Renault NEC, but eventually wound up focusing on the Protyre series.
Gill is Fortec’s first confirmed driver in this year’s championship with the British squad expected to field a four-car lineup.
Last season, Fortec played a major part in the championship with their two top drivers – Caterham-backed Weiron Tan and Hong Wei Cao – finishing second and fourth overall respectively.
2014 Protyre Formula Renault 2.0 line-up so far
|Cliff Dempsey Racing||TJ Fischer, Patrick Dussault|
|Fortec Motorsports||Alex Gill|
|MGR Motorsport||Pietro Fittipaldi, Matteo Ferrer, Tarun Reddy, Colin Noble|
|SWB Motorsport||Jack Butel|