British F3 racer Hingeley to test GP3

BRDC British Formula 3 frontrunner Ben Hingeley will conduct a two-day test at Abu Dhabi in a GP3 car this week, with the prospect that the Brit could race in the category for 2018.

The 20 year-old, who took four wins on his way to third in the British F3 standings with Fortec Motorsports this season, will test on Friday and Saturday with Jenzer Motorsport.

“I’m doing the test with them and we’ll just see how we get on,” he said.

“We’re looking at it [GP3 for next year] but there’s a lot of things that have to come together such as the right team and price.

“I’ve never driven the spec of GP3 car and never done Abu Dhabi. I’m expecting a big step up but so far the simulator work I’ve been doing has gone well.”

Hingeley will test with Jenzer team. Pic: LAT

The Swiss-based Jenzer team finished third in the standings during this season’s GP3 campaign, taking a total of two wins.

Hingeley, the 2015 Formula Jedi champion, also raced in EuroFormula at the final three rounds of this season and could possibly race in the series next year.

“I’m still speaking with Fortec there’s still choices with them,” he added.

“I’m 20-years-old and that’s been a big thing, I’ve not been the youngest driver on the grid [in British F3]. The bigger the step the better, I need to get on with it.

“We’re looking at everything really [for next season], we’re keeping our options open and there’s a lot of questions that need to be answered.”

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