Fortec Motorsports is delighted to announce that American racer Colin Queen will remain with the team, stepping up to the GB3 Championship for the 2024 season.
The 18-year-old, who hails from South Florida, competed with the team this year in the GB4 Championship, standing on the podium in 50% of the races and finishing outside the top five on just four occasions.
Prior to that, he was the British National Formula Ford Triple Crown Champion and won the 2022 GB4 Shoot Out, opting to join Fortec for his third full season of car racing and first with slicks and wings. He also proudly represented the USA at the 2018 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy in Europe.
Colin has the long-term goal of following Fortec Motorsports’ alumni Juan-Pablo Montoya, Pietro Fittipaldi, Ed Jones, and Indy 500 winners Will Power, Alex Rossi, and Marcus Ericsson to the IndyCar Series, so will be working hard to make the most of the increased power, grip, and downforce of the GB3 machinery.
He will race on four current Formula 1 World Championship circuits, as the series travels to Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Hungaroring, and Zandvoort this season, while the remaining venues of Oulton Park, Donington Park, and Brands Hatch have all held high-level international racing in recent years.
Action begins over the Easter weekend of 30th March – 1st April with three races at Oulton Park and ends at Brands Hatch in late September, after 24 races across eight meetings.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Fortec family once again and am looking to build on the strong foundation we have built together for the 2024 season. After concluding the GB4 season on a high note, I participated in two test days with the team in the GB3 car. I know with hard work and consistently bringing our A-game to every race, we can position ourselves to compete for wins and podium finishes.”
Oliver Dutton, Team Principal
“We’re ecstatic to be able to announce that Colin is stepping up to the GB3 Championship with us for the 2024 season. He was fantastic this season, moving into GB4 from Formula Ford, and was unlucky not to score wins.
“After such a consistently strong campaign fighting at the front of the field, I know he will make the next step up to GB3 seem effortless. I can’t wait to see how he performs over the next 12 months and beyond, so we’ll be working hard all winter to be ready for the start of the season.”