Rising British star Ollie Millroy has admitted that he is hankering after a possible ride in the British F3 Championship for 2009, even though he would be well placed to succeed in Formula BMW should he stay put for another year
The British Race Elite academy driver enjoyed a strong finish to his year, with a win in Shanghai, second place in Singapore and a sixth place finish in the FBMW World Finals but, after 14 races in 13 countries, still found time to test an F3 car. Still only 18, Millroy's performances have received a lot of interest from leading teams, with various offers to move up to F3 in 2009, and he faces a tough decision during the next few weeks
“I have had a good end to the year and, since changing teams after the European Championship, Motaworld Racing and I have had some excellent results," the Surry-based racer noted, "We both felt that we had something to prove and we certainly did that to the extent that we ended up as one of the favourites to win the World Final.
“Motaworld and BMW would both love me to do a second year in the championship but, although we haven't written this off, I have to seriously consider coming back to the UK to race in F3. I have been testing and felt at home in the car straight away - I absolutely love it. Although the BMW championship is very competitive, because of its lack of power the car is not a particularly easy to drive whereas the F3 car has a lot more speed and downforce and that suits me fine. It's fantastic to drive and I feel very confident with it.
“I need to be up and running at the beginning of the season next year and it's important that I am with a good team and test with them as much as possible. There is a lot happening and I am speaking with a lot of people at the moment and until a decision is made I will just keep training hard and keep myself fit.”