Reigning United States Formula 4 champion Hunter Yeany will make his European racing debut this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps in the BRDC British Formula 3 championship.
The 16-year-old is in his second year in car racing, and is doing a dual programme in Formula Regional Americas and Indy Pro 2000 with Velocity Racing Development. In the former he is currently 10th in the points with a pole, and is 14th in IP2000.
Last year he took seven wins on the way to the US F4 title, as well as coming fourth in the F4 Western Winter Series and YACademy Winter Series. He has tested in British F3 before, and will make his race debut with Fortec Motorsports.
“I’m super excited to make my debut in Europe, it’s been delayed with COVID-19 restrictions, but I can’t thank Fortec enough for giving me the opportunity to race a F3 car at Spa,” said Yeany.
“Fortec is highly regarded and I’m looking forward to working with the whole team to make sure we hit the ground running and put our best foot forward from the very start.”
He will be part of a three-car line-up at Fortec alongside Roberto Faria and Mikkel Grundtvig, who won the most recent race at Silverstone.
“I’m delighted to welcome Hunter to our British F3 team for Spa-Francorchamps this weekend,” Fortec’s team manager Oliver Dutton added.
“He’s a great talent, with a really good attitude and a real drive to do well, so I’m sure our focus on driver development will suit him down to the ground.
“We’ve had a really good run of form recently, and Hunter arrives with an exceptional CV back home in the States. I think all the ingredients are there for this to be a very positive partnership.”
Yeany’s long-term career aim is to race in Europe, with a plan of building experience in British F3 ahead of a move into the Formula 1-supporting FIA F3 Championship in 2022.