James Wharton to debut in FIA Formula 3 at the British Grand Prix with Hitech

17-year-old James Wharton is set to make his FIA Formula 3 debut at Silverstone driving for Hitech Grand Prix.


James Wharton will make his FIA Formula 3 debut at the British Grand Prix, held at the prestigious Silverstone Circuit, as a driver for Hitech Grand Prix. The Australian will step in to replace Martinius Stenshorne for this one-off appearance.

Silverstone, known for its challenging layout and rich motorsport history, will be an excellent stage for the Australian driver to compete at this new career-high level.

James Wharton’s racing career began in 2011 in karting, where he quickly made a name for himself by winning several prestigious trophies, including the SKUSA SuperNationals KA100 Junior in 2018. In 2022, the Australian transitioned to single-seater cars and moved to Europe to race in the Italian Formula 4 Championship.

In 2023, James became the Formula 4 UAE Champion and finished as the runner-up in the Euro 4 Series. Currently, Wharton competes in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, with two podium finishes and two pole positions to his name.


«I can't thank Hitech Grand Prix enough for the opportunity and for trusting me to take the wheel this weekend at Silverstone. This is the biggest opportunity I've had in my career so far. It's going to be a challenging weekend, but I can't wait to show what I can do».

The British Grand Prix will take place from July 5th to 7th, with the following schedule:

Friday 5th of July

Practice: 8:40 AM - 9:25 AM

Qualifying: 2:10 PM - 2:40 PM

Saturday 6th of July

Sprint Race: 9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

Sunday 7th of July

Feature Race: 8:20 AM - 9:05 AM

To catch up on the action from Silverstone visit www.HitechGP.co.uk.