Arden Motorsport is pleased to announce it will retain Alex Connor as he graduates to the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.
The 16-year-old joined the Arden-affiliated Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA) back in 2017 after a successful career in karting, graduating into the British Formula 4 team in 2019.
Connor impressed in his debut season, claiming five class victories and a further 17 podiums en route to the vice champion honours in the Rookie Cup, as well as a first outright podium and pole position at the Brands Hatch season finale.
After returning to the series in 2020, Connor became a regular front-runner, taking three victories – including a storm through the field at the Donington Park season opener – five podiums and a brace of pole positions to his record as the Dubai-based Brit secured fourth in the standings.
Now, Connor’s focus turns to the next rung on the single seater ladder, the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, in which he re-joins team-mate Frederick Lubin.
Billed as the UK’s premier single seater series, British F3 runs on the high-profile British GT Championship support package on a range of the UK’s most iconic venues and includes an overseas trip to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
The season is currently scheduled to get underway at Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix circuit on 22-23 May.
Garry Horner, Arden Motorsport Team Principal said:
“I’m delighted to see our partnership with Alex continue as he makes the step up to the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship for the 2021 season.
“He’s a proven talent after a successful two-year stint in F4, and his track record really does speak for itself.
“The time for him to make that step up into F3 is definitely now, and we’re very pleased to welcome him back for what will be a new and exciting challenge for the whole team.”
Alex Connor said:
“I’m very happy to have the chance to move up to the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship with Arden.
"The team and the YRDA have supported me from the very start of my racing journey and we all worked very well together in British F4 so I know that we are going to be able to focus 100% on a really strong debut season right from the start.
The championship races on some of my favourite tracks, so I can’t wait to tackle them with the extra speed and power of the F3 car - and I know that Spa is going to be awesome!”