Fewtrell amongst quartet confirmed with Tech 1 Racing for 2017


Max Fewtrell has joined Tech 1 Racing for 2017 - Credit: Sebastiaan Rozendaal / Dutch Photo Agency

Tech 1 Racing have announced their four car line-up for the 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship, with British Formula 4 Champion Max Fewtrell amongst those confirmed.

The Briton will be joined by Frenchman Gabriel Aubry, who remains with Tech 1 Racing for a second season, BRDC British Formula 3 graduate Thomas Maxwell from Australia and another Frenchman in Thomas Neubauer, who will compete in his first full season of single seater racing.

Fewtrell had a consistent run to the British Formula 4 crown, taking three wins and thirteen other podium finishes as he clinched the title by seven points from Sennan Fielding.

Aubry is the third driver from the 2016 season to remain in the championship for 2017 after Sacha Fenestraz and Will Palmer, and took a best finish of fourth at Paul Ricard on his way to twelfth place in the standings.

Maxwell switches from British Formula 3 where he finished every race of the year and took a solitary podium finish on his way to seventh in the championship, and becomes the first Australian to race with Tech 1 Racing since Daniel Ricciardo.

Neubauer made an appearance in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2016 with Formula Motorsport at Spa-Francorchamps, scoring a point in race one, and will be making competing in his first full season of car racing in 2017.

“I’m very happy with the team of drivers we’re running in the 2017 season,” confirmed team owner Simon Abadie. “They combine talent, experience and speed and they’re all hard workers.

“We’re very happy to be continuing with Gabriel Aubry. Although we didn’t achieve the results we were hoping for this season, we’ve renewed our confidence in each other and winter testing has confirmed that it was the right choice.

“Alongside him we have an international line-up with Thomas Maxwell, Max Fewtrell and Thomas Neubauer providing a harder-working ambience to meet the needs of the team than was the case this season.

“Already the alchemy is pretty good and they have but a single aim – victory in both championships. We have two drivers who are ready to fight at the front, and we hope that the other two will quickly match their level once they’ve got the necessary experience.”