Mexican driver Fernando Urrutia has signed with Douglas Motorsport to contest the 2015 Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship. The 18-year-old already has experience of F4 having competed in the 2014 Winter Series with Sean Walkinshaw Racing, finishing sixth in the overall standings.
Urrutia has a strong racing pedigree, having impressed in numerous championships in his native country. He was selected to represent his state in the ‘Mexican Heading to F1’ racing programme before graduating from karts to cars, with initial experiences in Formula Vee and Latam Formula 2000. He took F2000 Rookie of the Year honours in 2013, ending the campaign fifth overall, before finishing second in the 2014 PanamGP Spring Series having taken pole position at every round.
He will now team up with Indian racer Akhil Rabindra to complete Douglas Motorsport’s 2015 driver line-up. The Irish outfit has achieved considerable success in the BRDC F4 series, including winning the 2013 Winter Championship title and taking a victory in last year’s main series through Mexican driver Diego Menchaca.
Team Principal Wayne Douglas said: “I am delighted to have concluded a deal with Fernando, who is a promising driver with great pedigree. We now have a formidable team and I am looking forward to achieving some top results in 2015.”
Fernando Urrutia commented: “I am pleased to announce that I will be racing in the Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship with Douglas Motorsport. After working on my development as a driver during last year’s F4 Winter Series and getting comfortable with the car, I am really looking forward to running with the team this year and I think we can do a very good job together and challenge for the title.”