Absolute Racing is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Young as Team Manager for the F3 Asian Championship. He will also take overall management responsibility for the operation at Shanghai International Circuit.
Martin Young moves to Absolute Racing from Fortec Motorsport, where he held the position of Team Manager since 2012 and helped lead the Formula Renault team to achieve multiple wins in Formula Renault Eurocup, Northern European Cup with drivers like Oliver Rowland, Ben Barnicoat, Jake Dennis or Charles Leclerc.
Young led the team to a strong campaign in the inaugural Asian Winter Series with five wins out nine races. Absolute Racing ended in second place in the Teams’ standings and China’s Ye Yifei finished as Vice-Champion. The team is looking forward to doing even better in the 2019 F3 Asian Championship certified by FIA.
Ingo Matter, Team Director, said: “Martin has been a real asset to the team since he joined us in the beginning of the year. He brings with him the experience and knowledge from competing at the top level of European single-seater racing. He will be running our day-to-day operation at Shanghai too. Martin’s appointment is a key step in the strengthening of our excellent technical team. He fitted well in the team from day one and was able to provide the operational and sporting leadership necessary to not only maintain our current high standards, but to build even further on all aspects of our Formula 3 team performance in the future.”
Martin Young added: “I’m happy to be joining Absolute Racing as the F3 Team Manager and Shanghai Workshop Coordinator, after many years as a Team Manager and Race Engineer in Europe. I’m looking forward to the new challenge in Asia. Asian Winter Series was a successful championship for us. Yifei was a little unlucky not to win the championship, mainly down to an overheated engine in race one. Overall to win 5 out of 9 races in the championship with both drivers was good and this goes to show how strong the team is. We are now looking forward to main season to start, and are trying to put together the strongest possible driver line up.”
The new season of the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA kicks off on April 6/7 at Sepang, Malaysia. In its second season, the five-event Asian championship will also visit FIA Grade 1 racetracks in Thailand, Japan and China, with three races at each round between April and September next year.
For more information on the above racing programme please contact the team at [email protected]