Hingeley gets Hitech seat for 2018 Formula 3 European Championship

BRDC British Formula 3 Championship race-winner Ben Hingeley has secured a graduation to the F3 European Championship

Hingeley gets Hitech seat for 2018 Formula 3 European Championship

The 20-year-old Welshman steps up with Hitech GP, after testing with the Silverstone-based squad during pre-Christmas runouts in Spain and Portugal.

Hingeley has spent two seasons in BRDC British F3 (pictured below), finishing third in the 2017 standings, and he also contested some rounds of the Euroformula Open series, meaning he has race experience of the current-generation Dallara F3 chassis.

Prior to that, he was the Formula Jedi champion in his rookie season of car racing in 2015.

Hingeley joins BRDC British F3 champion Enaam Ahmed and Japanese F3, Formula V8 3.5 and GP3 race winner Alex Palou in Hitech's line-up of Mercedes-powered Dallaras.

Hitech boss Oliver Oakes said: "We are really happy to welcome Ben to the team - he was a worthy adversary with Enaam in British F3.

"His recent GP3 tests in Abu Dhabi and the recent tests with us in F3 were very impressive and made us confident in his making the step up to FIA F3 for 2018."

European F3 line-up so far

Carlin: Jehan Daruvala, Devlin DeFrancesco, Sacha Fenestraz
Motopark: Dan Ticktum, Marino Sato, Fabio Scherer, Jonathan Aberdein
Prema Powerteam: Marcus Armstrong, Robert Shwartzman, Ralf Aron, Guan Yu Zhou
Hitech GP: Enaam Ahmed, Alex Palou, Ben Hingeley
Van Amersfoort Racing: TBA
Fortec Motorsport: TBA

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