Max Fewtrell cut his teeth in karts and he hit the headlines by winning the Trofeo Andrea Margutti in 2014. The same year he finished second in the WSK Champions’ Cup and the Winter Cup after which he moved up to KF. He then made his debut in single-seaters with pole position and a top-3 finish in the MRF Challenge. After that he opted for the British F4 Championship in which he won the title with three victories and 16 top-3 finishes.
“I’m really feeling very enthusiastic about racing in the Eurocup Formula Renault with Tech 1 Racing,” said Fewtrell. “I think we’ve already laid down a good base. I felt at ease from my very first test with the team and with my engineer in particular. I hope that our working relationship will help me to deliver next year.”
Fewtrell is managed by Infinity Sports Management, the same team that looks after George Russell, the only other Brit to have driven for Tech 1 Racing who made a winning start to his tenure with the French squad. Fewtrell follows in the footsteps of Lando Norris in the British F4 Championship - a reference!
“It’s still a bit early to set myself a specific target,” he went on. “I’m not worried about comparisons; I just want to do the best possible job out on the track. It’d be great to finish in the top three, but quite honestly it’ll be difficult with guys coming back for a second year. Nonetheless, I think it’s on the cards. Every time I get in the car I improve in all areas, and my engineer and I work really well together.
“I’m really looking forward to see what the season has in store for us,” summed up the British driver. “The calendar is full of prestigious events and the Monaco weekend is going to be pretty special. I’ve always watched the F1 Grand Prix on TV. Saying to myself that I’m going to be racing there – really special!”
“We’re delighted to be working with Max Fewtrell in 2017,” said Simon Abadie, the Tech 1 Racing team manager. “Max is a driver who’s already won a championship so he’s going to be a key element in our team. We immediately saw his no-nonsense approach to work and his talent behind the wheel in testing, and we’re convinced that he’ll be among the front-runners very soon next year.”