Renault Formula 1 junior Max Fewtrell has joined the Hitech GP squad’s line-up for the second round of the Asian F3 Winter Series, which takes this weekend at Sepang.

The Silverstone-based outfit will field a fifth car for the reigning Formula Renault Eurocup champion, who links up with the team that dominated the opening round at Buriram by winning two of the three races.

Fewtrell joins two-time winner Rinus VeeKay, Red Bull protege Dan Ticktum, Pavan Ravishankar and Alessandro Ghiretti in Hitech’s line-up for the three-round, nine-race championship.

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“It’s a late call-up, but I’m super excited to go and do a race weekend this early in the season,” Fewtrell said.

“It’s good for me to blow the cobwebs out from the winter break. I’m looking forward to the challenge; learning the car and the circuit all in a couple of practice sessions ahead of qualifying.

“I’ve not driven the track before but it looks really good and I can’t wait to give it a go.”

The 19-year-old Briton is set to race in the new F1-supporting FIA F3 championship for 2019 and took part in the post-season GP3 test with ART Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.

Hitech’s Asian F3 team manager, Phil Bow, added: “We are delighted to have Max join us in Sepang this weekend.

“It is without a doubt he will be a great addition to our line-up, and we hope to be able to challenge at the front, given his impressive track record.

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