Shanghai, May 22nd, 2018 – Absolute Racing is pleased to announce Jaden Conwright as one of its drivers for the inaugural season of Formula 3 Asian Championship certified by FIA.
The 19-year-old, who resides in California in the USA, is the first confirmed driver for Sepang, Shanghai and Zhuhai based team’s single seater programme and arrives in Asia with a solid racing background in America and Europe.
2016 World Speed Motorsports Rising Star Award winner Jaden Conwright has competed in the highly competitive Italian F4 Championship in 2015, scoring five top 5 finishes and one podium finish. Last season Conwright took part of a Driver Development Programme from one of the European single seater powerhouses in preparation for the 2018 season.
Jaden Conwright has tested with Absolute Racing in Shanghai over the winter, impressing the multiple race-winning team with both his strong work ethic and pace.
Featuring an all-new regional F3-FIA spec Tatuus chassis, powered by a four cylinder turbocharged Autotecnica Motori Alfa Romeo 1750 TBi engine, the F3 Asian teams will race a package that meets the most current global FIA safety specification, including the first Asian application of a race car Halo.
The 2018 F3 Asian Champion will earn 15 points towards qualification for an FIA Super Licence, which is equivalent to the DTM, Super GT, FIA WTCR or Indy Lights championships. The second placed driver will get 12 points, followed by 10, 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1 in the order of finishing driver positions.
The inaugural F3 regional Asian championship calendar includes 15 races – three at each of the five rounds – at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, and China’s Ningbo International Speedway and the Shanghai International Circuit. The season will kick start with an official test on July 9 and 10 in Sepang.
Commenting on joining the team Jaden Conwright said: “I can’t thank Ingo, Fabien, and the entire Absolute Racing team enough for the wonderful opportunity to compete in the inaugural F3 Asian Championship certified by FIA! From the first time that we worked together there was a great synergy and atmosphere, as we all strived for the same goal. Absolute Racing’s professionalism allowed me to improve my driving in a very structured and efficient manner. There are a lot of uncertainties with a brand-new championship and a new car, but there’s no doubt that Absolute Racing and I will be ready to hit the ground running from day one at Sepang.”
Ingo Matter, Team Director, added: “We are delighted to announce Jaden as our first Formula 3 Asian Championship driver. When he tested with our Formula Masters Series car in Shanghai, Jaden’s displays and professional approached impressed everyone in the team. With his speed never in doubt, our goal is to provide him with all the necessary tools that he can be able to battle for the top positions in every race.”
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