Fortec Motorsports in F3 return at Masters of Formula 3


Sam Macleod - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Fortec Motorsports will make their promised Formula 3 race return at the Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort later this month, with Sam MacLeod and Ricky Capo behind the wheel.

The team have sat out the European Formula 3 Championship this year but are looking for a full-time return in 2017, and will be using the Masters event and the Hockenheimring finale of the championship as preparation for their return.

For MacLeod, it marks a return to Formula 3 machinery after competing for Motopark and Team West-Tec in 2015, while it will be the first European venture for Australian Formula 3 champion Capo.

“We weren’t able to put together something for this season, but we kept the boys together and have been running a test programme because it was always the intention to return next year, “ said Fortec F3 team manager Trevor Foster to Autosport.

“We’ll do the Masters with Sam and Ricky and then Hockenheim, though not necessarily with the same drivers – it is probably any two from four at the moment.”

Ferdinand Habsburg and Vasily Romanov, two drivers part of the Fortec line-up in the NEC and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series’ in 2016, as well as Force India protégé Jehan Daruvala have all tested for Fortec in recent months, and are all thought to be in contention for the Hockenheimring drives.