Maldonado returns to British F3
Manuel Maldonado will return to the BRDC British F3 Championship, racing once more with Fortec Motorsports. The Venezuelan driver finished 12th overall in his maiden BRDC British F3 season in 2017, and showed strong development as the year progressed, culminating in regular top-10 finishes, with a best result of sixth on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
Prior to his British F3 graduation, the cousin of former-F1 ace Pastor Maldonado raced in the Italian F4 Championship and the MRF Challenge in 2016, following a karting career that saw him compete in both the UK and Europe.
Commenting on his return to British F3, Maldonado said: “I am really happy to return to the BRDC British F3 Championship and to be staying with the Fortec team. We worked really well together in 2017, and our experience should mean we are challenging for podiums and hopefully wins in 2018.”
Russ Dixon, Team Manager of Fortec Motorsports commented: “It’s great to welcome Manuel back to the team for the 2018 BRDC British F3 Championship. We were very happy with the progress he showed last year and with our race and championship-winning experience, feel that we can move to the next level together this year.”