Hitech Pulse-Eight announce Cian Shields in the 2024 FIA Formula 3 Championship
Shields started in karting from a young age and has built up a successful record of accolades over the years, including third place in the 2018 IAME Winter Cup X30 Junior category, before being crowned champion in the IAME Series Benelux in the same category a year later.
He also competed with the Silverstone-based team in the 2022 GB3 Championship, racking up one race win and two podiums in his maiden season in car racing. This year, he earned the Euroformula Open ‘Vice Champion’ title with four wins and 10 podiums to his name. Shields got his first taste of the F3 car during the three post-season tests, earning the sixth-fastest time of the second day of running in Jerez.
For 2024, he will join Browning and Stenshorne in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, which is set to get underway at the Bahrain International Circuit on 29th February.
On his graduation to FIA Formula 3 with Hitech, Shields added,
“I am excited to join Hitech in FIA F3 next year. It will be a new challenge for me, but one I am looking forward to. Having raced with the team in GB3 in 2022, I have every confidence that they will allow me to develop in my rookie season in the series. Looking forward to getting the season started in Bahrain!”
Hitech’s FIA F3 Team Manager, Paul Bellringer, commented,
“We are delighted to add Cian to our Formula 3 line-up for next season. We are confident in his ability, having raced with the team in GB3 last year and taking a win and podiums together. Here’s to a successful season!”