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This weekend the young American is competing in the season finale of the British Racing Drivers Championship (BRDC) British Formula 3 Championship at Donington Park.
Wright, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is one of only a handful of Americans who has tackled the tough formula car scene in Europe this year. He drives the Fortec Motorsports No. 35 in the series, which is a feeder series for future Formula 1 and IndyCar drivers. The late Ayrton Senna still holds the race lap record on the circuit's 2.49-mile, 12-turn Grand Prix circuit that Wright is competing on this weekend. Senna, Jackie Stewart and Mika Hakkinen were all British F3 champions.
Wright is known internationally as an extremely versatile driver. He is the 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge LMP3 class champion and a 2019 Rolex 24 podium finisher. His goal in entering the British F3 championship this year was not to go for the championship, but to gain experience with this type of car at this level of competition and to compete on Great Britain and Belgium's most famous racetracks. It's a tall order for a rookie against drivers who have competed in this series and on these tracks in the past, but Wright has relished the challenge.
"British F3 has been a great education, as this year I got the chance to drive a race car with a total different geometry than I'd driven previously, and to drive on tracks that were totally new to me," said Wright, 25. "The race results don't reflect the progress we've made. We've had some bad luck and been involved in some accidents, but we've been competitive.'
In the third test session on Thursday Wright was only 0.851 off the fastest time run in the session. He was only 0.986 off the top time in the first session on Friday too, but then he was involved in an accident in the Coppice turn during the second session. Luckily he was unhurt, but his car sustained front-end damage. Electrical problems and issues with the car's balance complicated the rest of the day, but he and the Fortec team are working hard to regroup for qualifying and the races later this weekend.
The British F3 series runs three races per event. Wright is coming off his best event of the year, as he finished fifth in the second race at Silverstone in August.
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