21 May Serralles and Guimaraes confirmed for British F3
20th May, Daventry – British Formula Three race-wining team Fortec Motorsports are pleased to announce a two car entry for the 2013 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 opening round at Silverstone next weekend. Former GP3 and current Formula 3 Brazil Open racer Felipe Guimaraes will join Felix Serralles, who currently races with the Fortec squad in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
19-year-old Serralles finished third overall in the British Formula 3 last season, a fantastic achievement for the Formula Three rookie. The Puerto-Rican has also enjoyed great success so far in Europe this season taking two podium positions with second place finishes in the third round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship in Hockenheim.
Serralles is looking forward to once again competing in the series and is on the hunt for race wins: “It’s going to be good to come back to do the British series and be back on Cooper Tires, I think the extra miles are certainly going to help me with the Euro F3. We definitely had a good car at Silverstone last year, I really like the circuit and after some good results there I’m really looking forward to the race and will be aiming for the top step of the podium.”
Brazilain racer Guimaraes, has vast experience in Formula Three making the transition to single-seaters when he was just sixteen years old. After progressing through the ranks Guimaraes spent a year in America competing in the Indy Lights before switching to the GP3 series. Last season the now 22-year-old returned to the Formula 3 Sudamericana series where he finished fourth overall. Most recently Guimaraes competed in the Formula 3 Brazil Open where he took the win.
Commenting on Fortec’s return to the British Formula 3 series, Team Owner Richard Dutton said: “We would have liked to be running four cars but we don’t have enough engines however the two we are running I feel very positive about. It’s great to be able to support the British series, it’s really starting to grown again which is good news.”