Thumbs Up From British F3 Squad Hillspeed For Championship Continuity In 2019
Richard Ollerenshaw, team principal of BRDC British Formula 3 Championship squad Hillspeed, says he expects the high-profile category to positively thrive in 2019 following the recent confirmation by series bosses of continued technical stability for the UK’s premier single-seater proving ground.
While the 2018 season only reached a conclusion just over a week ago, preparations for next year’s eagerly-awaited campaign are well underway. As Hathersage-based Hillspeed gets ready to begin its winter testing programme in Britain and Europe the team is highly supportive of the decisions made by British F3 organiser MSV.
As well as electing to retain the existing Tatuus-Cosworth chassis, a car which has already helped to produce Indycar and FIA Formula One World Championship talent, the same technical package will also remain in place.
Providing superb continuity, stability and also cost-effectiveness for the British F3 teams, after a very strong season in 2018 the championship looks well set to enjoy even greater success next year as the most attractive national Formula 3 level category in global motorsport.
“On behalf of everyone at Hillspeed I’d like to say how delighted we are with the very welcome decision by Jonathan [Palmer – MSV Chief Executive] and Giles [Butterfield – MSV Group Operations and Engineering Manager] to keep the current Tatuus-Cosworth car for the 2019 season, along with the existing technical package", said Ollerenshaw.
“We fully support the direction taken by MSV, it’s by far the most sensible option for BRDC British F3 for next season as it enables us to enjoy terrific continuity and stability. The car is proven, is highly competitive and provides fantastic levels of performance and reliability. From the point of view of the teams, it’s a pleasure to work with and a tremendous proving ground for the stars of the future.”
Ollerenshaw added: “Whether a driver is stepping-up from a championship like Formula 4, or coming into F3 direct from karting – as ‘Cutter’ Chaimongkol and Jusuf Owega did with us this season – it’s undoubtedly the best championship to prepare for the onward step towards FIA Formula 2 and beyond, particularly with the driver development which Hillspeed provides.”
Drivers looking at the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship as a potential destination for 2019, and who are interested in testing opportunities over the coming months, are invited to contact Richard Ollerenshaw on 07966 650400 or by email to [email protected]