BlackArts Racing Team ups its game for the 2021 FIA F3 Asian Championship season
December 16th, 2020
BlackArts Racing ,The Teams and Drivers Champion of 2020 F3 Asian Championship, announces the new management team for the coming season
The team is pleased to announce that former F1 driver Alex Yoong and former F1 and IndyCar engineer, Greg Wheeler will be joining as Team Manager and Technical Director for the 2021 F3 season.
Yoong is well known as the first South East Asian to race in Formula 1 in the modern era. He was with Minardi in 2001 and 2002. He was also head of driver development for Caterham F1 from 2010 to 2012 as well as the Audi Cup Champion three years in a row from 2014 to 2016.
It is not the first time this duo will be teaming up as Wheeler was Yoong’s engineer in Minardi and again at Team Malaysia in the A1GP Championship, where they took five wins in 2006 and 2007. Wheeler has a distinguished career where he was with Williams in the 90’s where he worked on the Laguna in BTCC, to the BMW LMP1 car. He was also with Arrows Formula 1, where he was Jos Verstappen’s race engineer.
Greg also engineered Richard Bradley to the Formula BMW title in 2010, and like Bradley is a LeMans winner. Richard Bradley stays on with the team as their lead driver coach. Significantly, the 2021 F3 season sees these three personalities united, which makes the team a potent force.
Team Principal Bill O’Brien: “BlackArts Racing is dedicated to the development of young drivers. The combination of Alex, Greg and Richard, with their experience in F1, IndyCar and WEC, and their strong credentials in driver development will be a key to the growth and success of our talented young drivers in the 2021 F3 Asian Championship.
Black Arts Racing is a multi-championship winning race team based in Hong Kong and Malaysia and over the last ten years has established themselves as the most successful single seater racing team in Asia, with over a dozen championships in F4, Formula Renault and F3. For more information on BlackArts Racing please visit http://www.BlackArtsRacing.com.
F3 Asian Certified by FIA 2021 Calendar:
Rnd 1 – Jan 22-23 – Yas Marina F1 Circuit
Rnd 2 – Jan 29-30 – Dubai Autodrome
Rnd 3 – Feb 05-06 – Yas Marina F1 Circuit
Rnd 4 – Feb 12-13 - Dubai Autodrome
Rnd 5 – Feb 19-20 - Yas Marina F1 Circuit