Fortec Motorsport

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Fortec Motorsport
Motor racing team
Founded 1989
Country  Great Britain
Team Principal(s) Richard Dutton
Current series Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British Formula 3
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
FIA European F3
British GT Championship
Intersteps
Former series International Formula 3000
Formula BMW UK
Formula BMW Europe
Formula 3 Euro Series
Euro Formula 3000
Drivers
Drivers' titles 2002 Formula Renault 2.0 UK (Watts)
2002 Masters of Formula 3 (Carbone)
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 UK (Conway)
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter (Hall)
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 UK (Hohenthal)
2006 Formula BMW UK (Breen)
2007 Formula Renault 2.0 UK (Tappy)
2007 Formula BMW UK (Ericsson)
2012 Formula Renault 3.5 (Frijns)
Teams' titles 2005 Formula BMW UK
2006 Formula Renault 2.0 UK
2006 Formula BMW UK
2007 Formula Renault 2.0 UK
2007 Formula BMW UK
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 UK

Fortec Motorsport Ltd. is a motor-racing team that races in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, the British Formula Three Championship, and several junior formulae categories at a British and pan-European level. The team was bought in 1995 by current owner Richard Dutton.[1]

Past drivers for the team include Juan Pablo Montoya, Gianmaria Bruni, Danny Watts, Jamie Green, James Rossiter, Mike Conway, Fabio Carbone and Heikki Kovalainen.

History[edit]

James Walker driving for Fortec at the Silverstone round of the 2008 World Series by Renault season.

Fortec has enjoyed great success since its inception. In 2002 Danny Watts won the British Formula Renault Championship for the team, with team-mate Jamie Green following close behind in second. In the same year, Fabio Carbone won the prestigious Marlboro Masters Formula Three race, held at Zandvoort in the Netherlands. The team's next championship win came with another British Formula Renault title in 2004, with Mike Conway finishing over 90 points clear of his nearest rival, Comtec Racing's Westley Barber. Fortec added further team championships in the Formula BMW UK championship, taking three successive titles between 2005 and 2007, also taking drivers' championship titles with Niall Breen and Marcus Ericsson.

After a barren year for the team in Formula Renault in 2005, 2006 saw the team regain both championship titles, with Sebastian Hohenthal just clinching the drivers' title on countback, after he and Team A.K.A. driver Patrick Hogan ended the season on the same number of points. Duncan Tappy and Dean Smith finished in the top two placings in 2007. Another teams' title followed in 2008. More recently, the team has seen great improvements in its Formula Renault 3.5 Series results, finishing fifth in the Teams' Championship in 2009, fourth in 2010 and finishing as runners-up in 2011 season with driver Alexander Rossi finishing third overall and best rookie. In 2012 the team fielded rookies Robin Frijns from the Netherlands and Carlos Huertas from Colombia, Frijns won the driver championship in his first year scoring 3 wins during his championship season, Meanwhile Huertas scored regular results and finished 16th in the season scoring 35 points, but Fortec finished 3rd in the teams championship behind Tech 1 Racing and New team Arden Caterham Motorsport.

Fortec were also crowned Team Champions in the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship with Alex Lynn clinching the drivers' title with a record-breaking twelve wins in one season. Oliver Rowland secured second in the Championship, as well as winning the Graduate Cup. William Buller was Fortec's top finisher in the British Formula Three Championship, as he finished fourth in the Championship. In club-level racing, the new-for-2011 InterSteps Championship saw Jake Dennis win the Championship from teammate Alex Walker with Ed Jones finishing in fourth place, while in Formula Renault BARC, Josh Webster narrowly missed out on the drivers', after a close battle with eventual champion Dino Zamparelli.

After the Formula Renault UK was cancelled for the 2012 season, the team joined the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC.

Results[edit]

World Series by Renault[edit]

Formula Renault 3.5 results[2]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2007 Dallara T05–Renault United Kingdom James Walker 17 1 0 0 19 1 19th 12th
France Richard Phillipe 11 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 4 0 0 0 0 15 20th
Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 2 0 0 0 0 0 39th
2008 Dallara T05–Renault United Kingdom James Walker 17 0 0 0 1 36 13th 9th
Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 13 0 0 0 1 17 18th
Germany Julian Theobald 4 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
2009 Dallara T08–Renault Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 17 1 1 1 5 98 2nd 5th
Estonia Sten Pentus 13 0 0 0 1 23 16th
2010 Dallara T08–Renault Estonia Sten Pentus 17 2 1 2 4 78 4th 4th
United Kingdom Jon Lancaster 17 0 0 0 1 39 13th
2011 Dallara T08–Renault United States Alexander Rossi 17 3 0 2 6 39 3rd 2nd
Brazil Cesar Ramos 17 0 2 0 47 0 11th
2012 Dallara FR35/12–Zytek Netherlands Robin Frijns 17 3 4 1 8 189 1st 3rd
Colombia Carlos Huertas 17 0 0 0 0 35 16th
2013 Dallara FR35/12–Zytek Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 17 4 3 2 10 214 2nd 2nd
United Kingdom Oliver Webb 17 0 0 0 0 25 14th
2014 Dallara FR35/12–Zytek Russia Sergey Sirotkin 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a
United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Current team drivers[edit]

In Formula Renault 3.5, In 2014, Fortec will be racing with Russian Sergey Sirotkin who raced for ISR Racing in 2013, and British driver Oliver Rowland.

British Formula 3[edit]

British Formula 3 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C.
1992 Reynard 923–Mugen-Honda United Kingdom Kelvin Burt 16 2 0 2 7 55 3rd
1993 Reynard 933–Mugen-Honda Brazil Andre Ribeiro 15 0 0 0 3 19 5th
United Kingdom Gareth Rees 15 0 0 0 0 5 13th
1994 Reynard F394–Mugen-Honda France Jerome Dufour 19 0 0 6 3 103 7th
United Kingdom Christian Horner 20 0 0 0 0 10 17th
1995 Reynard F395–Mugen-Honda United Kingdom Jamie Davies 17 0 0 0 5 107 6th
Brazil Gualter Salles 17 1 0 0 3 106 7th
United Kingdom Jamie Spence 5 0 0 0 1 29 13th
Belgium Geoffrey Horion 18 0 0 0 0 3 22nd
1996 Dallara F396–Mitsubishi Colombia Juan-Pablo Montoya 16 3 1 4 5 137 5th
United Kingdom Guy Smith 16 1 2 0 5 132 6th
1997 Dallara F397–Mitsubishi Argentina Brian Smith 15 1 1 1 2 72 6th
United Kingdom Ben Collins 16 0 0 0 1 64 7th
1998 Dallara F398–Mitsubishi Denmark Kristian Kolby 16 0 0 2 1 82 6th
United Kingdom Andrej Pavicevic 16 0 0 0 0 19 14th
1999 Dallara F399–Mitsubishi Denmark Kristian Kolby 16 1 0 2 6 153 6th
United Kingdom Matt Davies 16 0 0 0 4 113 14th
2000 Dallara F300–Mugen-Honda Italy Gianmaria Bruni 14 0 0 0 2 95 5th
United Kingdom Michael Bentwood 14 0 0 0 2 69 7th
2001 Dallara F301–Renault Italy Gianmaria Bruni 26 1 0 1 156 5th
United States Alex Gurney 24 0 0 0 0 17 16th
2002 Dallara F302–Renault Finland Heikki Kovalainen 25 5 2 2 12 257 3rd
Brazil Fabio Carbone 25 0 1 1 4 137 6th
2003 Dallara F303–Renault Sodemo Sweden Robert Dahlgren 24 1 0 1 3 102 9th
Australia Will Power 18 0 0 0 1 40 14th
2004 Dallara F304–Opel United Kingdom James Rossiter 24 3 3 2 12 228 3rd
Australia Marcus Marshall 22 1 0 0 1 24 17th
Republic of Ireland Ronayne O'Mahony 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2005 Dallara F304–Mercedes HWA United Kingdom Mike Conway 1 1 0 0 7 192 3rd
United Kingdom James Walker 22 1 0 1 1 69 11th
Republic of Ireland Ronayne O'Mahony 20 0 0 0 0 21 14th
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 Dallara F306–Mercedes Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 22 2 0 0 5 186 4th
United Kingdom Stuart Hall 19 0 0 0 0 21 13th
United Kingdom Charlie Hollings 7 0 0 0 0 6 16th
2007 Dallara F307–Mercedes Sweden Sebastian Hohental 22 1 0 0 4 101 9th
United Kingdom Greg Mansell 22 0 0 0 3 79 10th
United Kingdom Leo Mansell 21 0 0 0 0 2 17th
2008 Dallara F308–Mercedes Sweden Marcus Ericsson 22 0 2 4 5 141 5th
Sweden Sebastian Hohental 16 1 0 0 4 105 7th
United Kingdom Dean Smith 2 0 0 0 0 20 16th
Canada Philip Major 8 0 0 0 0 0 18th
2009 Dallara F309–Mercedes United Kingdom Riki Christodolu 20 1 0 0 4 130 5th
Spain Víctor García 20 0 0 0 0 30 14th
United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 20 11 5 11 19 351 1st [B]
2010 Dallara F309–Mercedes United Kingdom Oliver Webb 30 3 4 4 13 250 3rd
United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 30 2 1 1 4 109 9th
Russia Max Snegirev 30 0 0 0 0 1 18th
2011 Dallara F311–Mercedes United Kingdom William Buller 30 1 2 4 9 197 4th
Brazil Lucas Foresti 30 3 1 2 6 109 7th
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 30 1 0 0 4 78 11th
Malaysia Fahmi Ilyas 30 0 0 0 0 7 21st
2012 Dallara F312–Mercedes Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 28 4 3 5 12 299 3rd
United Kingdom Alex Lynn 28 1 2 5 9 253 4th
Brazil Pipo Derani 28 2 0 2 4 146 8th
Netherlands Hannes van Asseldonk 27 0 0 3 0 132 9th
2013 Dallara F312–Mercedes United Kingdom William Buller 12 1 0 7 6 134 3rd
Brazil Felipe Guimarães 12 2 0 1 4 109 4th
Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 3 0 0 0 0 15 10th
Mexico Alfonso Celis 3 0 0 0 0 15 11th

FIA European Formula 3 Championship[edit]

FIA European Formula 3 Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2013 DallaraMercedes Brazil Luis Felipe Derani 30 0 0 0 3 143 4th 8th
United States Félix Serrallés 29 0 0 1 2 104 11th
United Kingdom Josh Hill 15 0 0 0 1 56 12th
Sweden John Bryant-Meisner 6 0 0 0 0 2 25th
Russia Dmitry Suranovich 3 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
Mexico Alfonso Celis 3 0 0 0 0 0 34th
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 3 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 DallaraMercedes Australia Mitch Gilbert 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a
Sweden John Bryant-Meisner 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2008 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Alex Morgan 12 0 0 0 1 17 14th 12th
United Kingdom Dean Smith 14 0 0 0 11 17th
Brazil Gabriel Dias 14 0 0 0 0 3 24th
United Kingdom Daniel McKenzie 12 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2009 TatuusRenault United Kingdom James Calado 6 0 0 0 0 10 17th 8th
United Kingdom Oliver Webb 4 0 0 0 0 29th
Sweden Kevin Kleveros 12 0 0 0 0 30th
United Kingdom Will Stevens 4 0 0 0 0 34th
Sweden Frederik Blomstedt 2 0 0 0 0 41st
2011 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Will Stevens 14 1 3 0 4 116 4th 3rd
Puerto Rico Félix Serrallés 14 0 0 0 0 41 12th
United Kingdom Alex Lynn 4 0 1 0 1 26 14th
United Kingdom Mitchell Gilbert 6 0 0 0 0 0 30th
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Malaysia Fahmi Elyas 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2012 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 14 1 0 0 3 109 3rd 3rd
United Kingdom Jake Dennis 6 0 0 0 1 31 12th
Finland Mikko Pikari 14 0 0 0 1 30 15th
United Kingdom Ed Jones 14 0 0 0 0 2 27th
New Zealand Nick Cassidy 6 0 0 0 0 8 24th
United Kingdom Josh Hill 2 0 0 0 0 8 25th
Russia Alexey Chuklin 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Netherlands Steijn Schothorst 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United States Gustavo Menezes 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Russia Egor Orudzhev 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United Kingdom Dan De Zille 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Jake Dennis 14 0 1 1 1 130 4th 3rd
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 12 0 0 0 2 45 11th
Finland Mikko Pikari 14 0 0 0 0 17 17th
United Kingdom Matt Parry 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United Kingdom Jack Aitken 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United States Ryan Tveteer 2 0 0 0 0 8 25th
2014 TatuusRenault United Kingdom Matt Parry 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a
United Kingdom Jack Aitken 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Estonia Martin Rump 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Timeline[edit]

Type 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Formulas Formula Renault 3.5 Series
British Formula Three Championship
British Formula Renault Championship Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
FR2.0 Alps FR2.0 Alps
Formula 3000 FR2000 Eurocup F3 ES EFR2.0 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula BMW UK Formula BMW Europe F3 ES
European F3
Protyre Formula Renault
Sports car BES
BGT
FIAGT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Fortec Motorsports. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ WSbR complete results speedsportmag.com

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