Owen in talks to race in BRDC British F3 in 2017
American racer Chase Owen is in talks about a move into the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship next season with the new Hillspeed with Cliff Dempsey Racing partnership.
Owen has been contesting the National FF1600 Championship with Dempsey’s team this year, but tested one of the Tatuus-cosworth F3 cars at Silverstone recently.
The team has already signed British teenager Jordan Cane, but has two other cars available.
“It makes sense for me to keep racing in the UK as budgets in America have gone up a lot in recent seasons, so the F3 cars are faster than something like Pro Mazda and also cheaper,” said Owen, who finished 12th in last weekend’s Walter Hayes Trophy.
“I couldn’t stop laughing after testing the F3. I called it hilarious as it’s stupidly fast compared to my FF1600. Things like the downforce and the paddleshift gearbox make it feel so good. I’m talking to the team and we’ll arrange a second test soon and see where we go from there.”