Based: Daventry, Northamptonshire
Team Principal: Richard Dutton
Fortec Motorsport are one of the leading single-seater teams in Europe with a track record for success in the junior formulas. Many of the world’s best drivers have come through Fortec on their route to the top, including Juan Pablo Montoya, Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo, Stoffel Vandoorne, Alexander Rossi, Marcus Ericsson, Sam Bird and Heikki Kovalainen.
The team is owned by ex-racing driver and businessman Richard Dutton, who began working with Fortec in 1993 as team manager in Formula 3000. Dutton purchased the team in the mid-1990s with the vision of helping guide and support young drivers through the pathway to Formula 1 by expanding into various single-seater categories across Europe.
After Danny Watts clinched the British Formula Renault championship for the team in 2002, Mike Conway repeated that title success with a British F3 crown two years later, which was followed by three consecutive Formula BMW championship wins.
After Alexander Rossi finished third overall in the international Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2011, the following season rookie Robin Frijns took the title in a busy year in which Fortec were running a total 23 drivers across six formulas, finishing in the top three positions in all six teams’ and drivers’ championships.
Today the team has achieved over 300 wins and 1,000 podiums in disciplines as varied as FIA Formula 2, Formula Renault 3.5, Formula BMW, EuroFormula Open, Formula Renault 2.0, British F3 and they have held a continuous presence in British Formula 4 since its inaugural season in 2015.
The Daventry-based operation has won races in all but one season of British F4 with more than 30 race victories since 2015. British driver Johnathan Hoggard won eight times in 2018 and was third overall in the standings and went on to finish runner-up with the team in British F3 the following season.
Luke Browning took Fortec’s first Formula 4 crown two years ago, with the British driver standing on the top step of the podium seven times in that successful campaign. James Hedley looked set to continue that good form, starting the 2021 season with back-to-back wins at Thruxton, (and a third victory at Brands Hatch) until he slipped down the order.
Fortec’s British F4 campaign dovetails their GB3 Championship operation, in which they finished 2021 third in the teams’ points standings.
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