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Meritus sign Andersen Martono for full 2014 FMCS campaign

by Aditya Banerjee
Photo: Formula Masters China

Photo: Formula Masters China

Defending teams’ champions Meritus GP have signed on Indonesian driver?Andersen Martono?for the 2014 Formula Masters China season.

Martono, who turned 17 in January, started karting in 2010. In 2011, he finished seventh in the Asian Karting Open Championship, which was won by Singaporean driver Andrew Tang?and also featured the likes of Sean Gelael?and?Weiron Tan. He switched to cars in 2013 and drove in the Formula BMW Asia Cup Series, taking sixth place in the drivers’ standings.

Martono also participated in two rounds in the 2013 Formula Masters China season with Meritus, taking two points finishes at Sepang en route to 15th overall. ?The Malaysian team had a stellar season in the series last year, taking the teams’ championship and finishing first and second in the drivers’ standings with?Aidan Wright and?Afiq Ikhwan respectively.

Martono was absent from the first pre-season test session at Zhuhai in March, but has confirmed that he will test with the team at the Sepang International Circuit next week.

The 2014 Formula Masters China series season commences on May 11 at the Zhuhai International Circuit.

2014 Formula Masters China grid so far
Team Drivers
Meritus GP Andersen Martono
Eurasia Motorsport Matthew Solomon, Yuan Bo, Kevin Pu Jun Jin
KCMG Matthew Swanepoel, James Munro