Omani driver, Faisal Al Zubair has confirmed that he’ll stay on in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, joining Fortec Motorsport for the foreseeable future. The partnership has carried over from last winter as Al Zubair raced for them during the Autumn Trophy.
Despite not competing in two rounds, Al Zubair was a consistent driver over the course of last season. His best result came at Snetterton, where the Omani drivers made a good start and held on to claim third overall. He eventually claimed sixteenth in the standings, going on to pick up another podium in the Autumn Trophy.
Al Zubair said: “Last year was a learning year for me with it being my first season in single-seaters, but we got stronger towards the end of the year and managed to claim one podium finish at Snetterton. The BRDC Formula 4 championship is really good for a young driver and we know Fortec Motorsports is a leader in most of the series they race in, so hopefully with a strong team like them we can push for good results and possibly the title.”
Russell Dixon, Team Manager of Fortec Motorsports BRDC F4 operation, added: “We are delighted to welcome back Al Faisal into the team for the 2016 Championship after completing the Autumn Trophy with us. Other commitments will limit his pre-season testing but I’m sure he will make rapid progress throughout the season.”
He had previously succeeded in karts, collecting the Oman Senior Rotax Max Challenge Crown in 2013/14 and was also a part of the title winning endurance team. However, he was notably off the pace in the Autumn Trophy, finishing last in all but two of the races and struggling in qualifying.
The season starts on March 27/28, with the eight round calendar starting at Snetterton, the home of Al Zubair’s success.