Harrison Newey signed off his rookie season as an FIA Formula Three European Championship driver at Hockenheim in Germany last weekend.
The young British driver completed his first year in one of the world’s toughest junior single-seater series scoring 8th position in the final Rookie Championship standings after several impressive performances.
In what was one of the strongest rookie years in recent seasons with the world’s most talented drivers in one category, Newey – who was just 17 years old at the start of the season, claimed two podium visits and 15 top-five placings in his first year at this level.
Hockenheim last weekend proved to be another key learning experience for Newey as he and his teammates at the Van Amersfoort Racing squad battled with set-up frustrations on their Dallara-Mercedes. He finished the races in 7th, 9th and 5th places in the Rookie classifications after some more fighting performances.
The end of the season may have arrived but the work doesn’t stop as Newey begins testing immediately with some laps of Silverstone this month. His home circuit will be a part of the 2017 FIA Formula Three European Championship calendar and the 18-year old is keen to get as much experience as possible.
Indeed, Newey will concentrate on an intensive testing schedule over the winter to be in prime shape for the 2017 season which he intends to consolidate his learning experiences in 2016.
In addition to the testing throughout the next five months, Newey will again tackle the MRF Series which races in Bahrain, Dubai, Madras and Delhi. The first round takes place as support to the FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain over 17-19 November.