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Celis returns to Fortec for 2017 F3.5 season

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Celis returns to Fortec for 2017 F3.5 season
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Jan 6, 2017, 10:33 AM

Mexican Alfonso Celis will return to Fortec Motorsports to compete in the 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 championship.

Alfonso Celis Jr., AVF
Alfonso Celis Jr., AVF
Alfonso Celis Jr., Sahara Force India F1 Development Driver

Celis had raced with Fortec in Formula Renault 2.0 during 2013, also having one-offs with the team in British and European Formula 3 that year.

The 20-year-old, who was Force India's development driver last year, raced in FR3.5 with AVF in 2016, finishing in 11th place in the championship.

Celis drove for Fortec in the end-of-year collective test at Jerez, where he was quickest.

"I am so happy to be re-joining Fortec Motorsports. They were my number one team choice for 2017 and I look forward to sharing great success with them next season," he said.

Team boss Jamie Dye added: "It is great to have 'the Fonz' back with us. We had a great year of 2.0 together in 2013 – he is a great kid.

"We had a good test in the 3.5 car recently, so we are ready to take on the championship in 2017."

Celis becomes the first driver to sign up for Formula 3.5 this season, as the series joins the support bill for the FIA World Endurance Championship at six of its nine rounds.

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Alfonso Celis Jr.
Teams Fortec Motorsports
Author Pablo Elizalde