Fortec recruits Mitchell Gilbert, John Bryant-Meisner for Euro F3

British single-seater powerhouse Fortec Motorsport will run a scaled-down two-car team in the Formula 3 European Championship in 2014

Fortec recruits Mitchell Gilbert, John Bryant-Meisner for Euro F3

Australian Mitchell Gilbert and Swede John Bryant-Meisner have both been confirmed on the championship entry list.

Gilbert's deal represents a return to Fortec, with which he raced in Formula Renault UK in 2011 before switching to German F3 in '12 and then undertaking his rookie Euro F3 season with Mucke Motorsport last year.

Bryant-Meisner is another graduate of German F3, who contested late-season European events and the Macau Grand Prix with Fortec in 2013.

Team manager Russell Dixon explained: "Everyone is extremely motivated to scale back, consolidate and then have a really good go at it the following year.

"John arrived with us at the end of last season and did a really good job. It's all new for him, even though he can't compete for the rookie title because he did German F3.

"I worked with Mitch in Renault and I'm sure I can get the best out of him.

"I know what he needs and I'm sure he can pull off a few surprises.

"I'm quietly confident we can do pretty well with both drivers this year."

At present, neither driver has the budget for the full season although Dixon believes that both are secure up to the final two rounds.

The team could also run a third car later in the season, with the remainder of its five Mercedes-powered Dallaras committed to a campaign in the British Formula 3 International Series.

2014 F3 European line-up so far: Prema Powerteam Antonio Fuoco; Esteban Ocon; Dennis van de Laar; Nicholas Latifi Mucke Motorsport Lucas Auer; Roy Nissany; Felix Rosenqvist Carlin Jordan King; Tom Blomqvist; Antonio Giovinazzi; Sean Gelael; Ed Jones; Jake Dennis Fortec Motorsport
John Bryant-Meisner; Mitchell Gilbert T-Sport Spike Goddard; Alexander Toril Van Amersfoort Racing Gustavo Menezes; Max Verstappen Double R Racing
Felipe Guimaraes EuroInternational Riccardo Agostini; Michele Beretta; Santino Ferrucci Ma-Con
tba URD Rennsport
tba Jo Zeller Racing
tba Signature Oscar Tunjo, Tatiana Calderon Team West-Tec Felix Serralles Italicised drivers still tbc
shares
comments
Felipe Guimaraes joins Double R for 2014 F3 European Championship

Previous article

Felipe Guimaraes joins Double R for 2014 F3 European Championship

Next article

Felix Rosenqvist returns to Formula 3 European Championship

Felix Rosenqvist returns to Formula 3 European Championship
Load comments

About this article

Series FIA F3
Author Marcus Simmons
Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed Plus

Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed

Juan Manuel Correa has had a long road to recovery from that horrific day at Spa in 2019. ART's decision to give him his race return in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 is a victory in itself, but his determination will surely - in time - have him fighting for bigger things

FIA F3
Feb 2, 2021
Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested Plus

Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested

F3 rookie Oscar Piastri only just snatched the 2020 title with Prema Racing, but the setbacks he overcame to do so suggest that Renault's next Australian talent is one destined for the top

FIA F3
Jan 12, 2021
The ground-effect wonder behind a generation of F1 stars Plus

The ground-effect wonder behind a generation of F1 stars

Recently named as Autosport's greatest single-seater, Ralt's RT3 launched a plethora of superstar drivers through the early 1980s, and established the constructor as the go-to place for your single-seater weapon

FIA F3
Dec 8, 2020
The Macau GP's greatest moments Plus

The Macau GP's greatest moments

Coronavirus restrictions mean this weekend's Macau GP will have a very different feel, with the usual F3 jamboree replaced by Chinese F4. But in past years, the event has provided some seminal moments in the careers of future world champions

FIA F3
Nov 20, 2020
Rating the prospects of the 2020 F3 title contenders Plus

Rating the prospects of the 2020 F3 title contenders

With the title race finely poised ahead of the final triple-header, a category returnee who raced George Russell in his F3 days lends Autosport his thoughts on the ones to watch

FIA F3
Aug 25, 2020
Why "whirlwind" Tauranac's legacy will stand the test of time Plus

Why "whirlwind" Tauranac's legacy will stand the test of time

The passing of Ralt boss Ron Tauranac last week drew tributes from around the world, not least from the bosses of three prominent teams on whom the Australian designer made a lasting impression

FIA F3
Jul 24, 2020
The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore Plus

The young driver Red Bull couldn't ignore

Igor Fraga has a more colourful career behind him than any other driver on the FIA Formula 3 grid, and now he's beginning to become as recognised for his talents in real racing as in the virtual world

FIA F3
Jun 21, 2020
The new F3 car that has teams purring Plus

The new F3 car that has teams purring

Dallara has improved upon its old F3 car with the new 320 for this season's Euroformula Open, ensuring that single-seater competition's 'heritage’ category can race into the future

FIA F3
Apr 14, 2020