Hitech Pulse-Eight have confirmed that Martinius Stenshorne will move to FIA Formula 3 with the British outfit in 2024.

Stenshorne joins the team after finishing second in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine in 2023, taking top rookie honours with four poles, five wins and six podiums to his name.

The 17-year-old began his racing career in karting, earning multiple titles between 2018 and 2020, including the 2018 WSK Master Series in 60 Mini alongside the Italian Championship in the same category.

The Norwegian moved up to single seaters in 2022, completing a season in Italian F4 where he finished seventh overall before moving up to FRECA.

Stenshorne also took part in post-season testing with Hitech Pulse-Eight earlier this year, finishing the final day in Jerez as the fastest driver. The Norwegian said that he was thrilled with his promotion to FIA F3 and that he couldn’t wait to get started with Hitech next year.

“I am looking forward to making the step up to FIA F3 with Hitech next season. I have every confidence that they will allow me to develop in my rookie season in the championship. It will be a new challenge for me, however I am feeling eager to be fighting for the top spots from the get-go.”

Hitech Pulse-Eight F3 Team Manager Paul Bellringer added that he was eager to see what Stenshorne would accomplish with the team in 2024.

“We are delighted to add Martinius to our Formula 3 line-up for 2024. He showed great potential during testing and given his race-winning form in FRECA this year, we are confident that we will have an exciting and successful season together.”