Felipe Fraga has just turned sixteen and is the new Tech1 Racing Team driver.
The young Brazilian is the third name announced for the 2012 season by the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Champion in charge team. Along with him are Frenchman Paul-Loup Chatin and the Russian Roman Mavlanov.
Felipe Fraga will join all the rounds of the Renault Sport Technologies 2 liters Formula Series. This will be his debut in motorsport after an excellent karting performance that opened the doors of the Red Bull young driver programme.
Among his victories arethe 2010 and the 2011 titles in the “Seletiva Petrobras Karting”. Also in 2011 he managed fourth overall in the Las Vegas SKUSA SuperNationals, racing with the Zanardi/America colors, and KZ2 class events of CIK FIA and WSK Euro Series Championships.
«I’m very happy to have reached an agreement with Tech1 Racing for my debut in Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS - Felipe Fraga declared -Being my first season in Motorsport this is a very important step in my career».
Fraga's introduction to the formula will be the 6/7 March testing session on the French track of Paul Ricard Another testing session is also scheduled in Barcelona on the 19/20 March, just few days before the opening round of Monza.