Junior single-seater giants Hitech GP have completed their three-car line-up for the 2021 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, announcing that Reece Ushijima will stay with the team for its second year in the series.
The Silverstone-based outfit also runs teams in FIA Formula 2, FIA Formula 3 and FIA Asian Formula 3.
They took Kush Maini to second place in the 2020 season, while Ushijima finished 11th in the sister car.
Second-place finishes in Round 5 at Donington Park in August, and Round 13 at the championship’s second visit to the Leicestershire circuit, were the Japanese-American driver’s best finishes of the season, while he secured many more point-scoring finishes throughout his first year in the series.
Ushijima took two Rookie Class wins in the Asian F3 series over winter with Hitech, on the way to a 12th-place finish overall.
He competed in Formula Ford 1600 and the MRF Challenge in 2019, before making the step up to Britain’s premier single-seater series.
He said, “I’m thrilled to be back for another season of British F3 with Hitech GP.
“The team and I had a strong season last year where I personally learned a lot, and this year I’m ready to put all of that to practice. Super grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to get the season started.”
The BRDC British Formula 3 Championship is expected to start alongside the Intelligent Money British GT Championship at Brands Hatch on 22/23 May.