Hitech signs Palou for 2018 F3 campaign

Hitech signs Palou for 2018 F3 campaign

6 January 2018 – Álex Palou will switch to European Formula 3 this season after penning a deal to race for Hitech.

Palou spent two years in GP3 across 2015/16, scoring a solitary win with Campos, and competed full-time in Japanese F3 in 2017, placing third overall.

Palou, who also made sporadic Formula 2 and Formula V8 3.5 outings last season, will now make the move across to European F3, as Hitech's second signing for 2018.

"It's great to have Alex joining the team," said Hitech Team Principal Oliver Oakes.

"I have followed him over the years and he has consistently showed that he is an extremely young, quick and competent driver.

"His one-off appearances in Formula 2 in Abu Dhabi and the recent Rookie Test in Super Formula showed he has something special.

"We are looking forward to giving him the chance of a complete programme to mount a challenge for the FIA F3 Championship."

Added Palou: "I'm super excited to compete in the FIA Formula 3 and even more excited to be joining Hitech.

"I know that both the team and I are hungry to fight for the championship together.

"The winter tests went really well and I am looking forward to racing back in Europe next year. I'd really like to thank my backers for this opportunity."

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