Blomqvist snapped up by Fortec Motorsport for legendary Macau Grand Prix
PUBLISHED: 10:35 24 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:35 24 September 2013
TOM Blomqvist is to contest the 60th Macau Grand Prix with Fortec Motorsport, it has been announced.
In a slightly surprising twist, given that he has been competing in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Eurointernational this season, the Saffron Walden racer is returning to the team that helped him break a record set by F1 ace Lewis Hamilton.
In 2010, Blomqvist made history by becoming the youngest driver to win the Formula Renault UK Championship at the age of 16, beating Hamilton, who won it when he was 18.
Speaking about the upcoming iconic event, the 19-year-old Red Bull junior driver said: “I am thrilled to be returning to the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix. To have been signed again with Fortec Motorsport is a great opportunity. They are a very successful team and had great results there last year.
“I want to thank Richard Dutton and my manager Mark Blundell for getting me this ride and we will be aiming for success again.”
Blomqvist has earned three podiums and lies sixth in the Formula 3 European Championship standings this season.
Last year he took part in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix with Eurointernational and in 2010 competed in the final Formula BMW Series support race, finishing third and recording the fastest lap time.
Welcoming Blomqvist back to the team, Richard Dutton, team owner of Fortec Motorsport, said: “We are very happy to have signed Tom for the Macau Grand Prix. He is a strong contender for the prestigious race and a great addition to our five car line up.”
The Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix will take place from November 14-17.