Hitech GP signs Charles Leong
Charles Leong has joined Hitech GP for the upcoming season of Formula 3 Asian Championship . The 16-year-old will contest the full five rounds in the Hitech Dragon GP car, with the series set to get underway at Sepang, Malaysia, next July.
The Macanese driver has already proved his racing skill in various Asian karting championships, securing a number of wins and championship titles. By the age of 14, Charles stepped up to compete in the 2016 China F4 Championship, achieving pole position at the first event in Beijing and winning his first race at Shanghai. He made an impressive leap into in the Formula Masters China Series in 2016, adding a further two podium finishes to his name.
Charles won the 2017 Asian Formula Renault championship, gaining special recognition as the youngest Chinese driver in the series. 2017 saw him move up the ranks into FIA Formula 4 China, winning the championship at the age of 15.
The Silverstone-based team will be contesting the full FIA Asian series, which expects to see a grid of 24 cars for its opening round at Sepang in July later this year.