31 Jan Jannes Fittje Steps up to Euroformula Open F3
31 January, 2017: Jannes Fittje is taking the next step in his racing career by entering Euroformula Open F3 with the title winning British racing squad, Fortec Motorsports in 2017.
After two years in ADAC Formula 4, the 17-year-old, German racer shall be honing his developing race craft behind the wheel of a #TeamFortec Formula 3 Dallara F312 challenger powered by Toyota. The Waltershausen-born driver, who finished 8th in the CIK FIA World Championship, graduated to single-seaters in 2015 before spending two seasons in his home country-based Formula 4 series. In 2016 Fittje achieved three podium finishes and ranked 7th in the drivers´ classification.
Jannes Fittje, Fortec Motorsports Euroformula Open F3 team
“I was really impressed with the two tests I completed with Fortec last year. The communication is very efficient between the team and driver, so we improved the set up of the car together and I felt really comfortable in the car in both tests. All the guys at Fortec have been really helpful and shown a lot of motivation so the team atmosphere is amazing for me.
“Regarding my 2017 season in the Euroformula Open it will be my debut in this car, but I want to have a good start to the year and my overall goal is to finish the championship in the top three with as many wins and podiums as possible.”
Jamie Dye, Managing Director, Fortec Motorsports Ltd
“We are excited to have Jannes step up to Euroformula Open F3 with us. He has shown great potential after a consistent year in ADAC F4, and we look forward to continuing our great form together after a solid winter testing.”
The Euroformula Open F3 season comprises a total of eight race weekends across Europe. The championship calendar features the iconic Formula One tracks at Spa-Francorchamps, the Hungaroring, Red Bull Ring, Silverstone, Monza and Barcelona. European racing favourites Estoril and Paul Ricard circuits complete the 2017 season event locations.
The first official Euroformula Open F3 test takes place in Barcelona, Spain on 17 February 2017, with the start of the new racing season commencing 29-30 April in Estoril, Portugal.
For info on Euroformula Open F3 series visit http://www.euroformulaopen.net/