Mexico's Garfias Heads to Europe for Elite Motorsport F3 Campaign

February 18, 2021

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José Garfias will compete for Elite Motorsport in the 2021 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. The 16-year-old Mexican embarks on his first season of racing in Europe and in the F3 category.

San Luis Potosí-born Garfias began karting aged 11, winning multiple races before his first season of car racing in October 2019. José netted fourth place in the 2019-20 North and Central American Formula 4 Championship, impressively recording 15 top-five placings in the 20 race series including three victories.

As with recently announced F3 team-mate Javier Sagrera Pont, the signing of Garfias with Elite Motorsport has been facilitated by Seven GP. The 24-race F3 season is scheduled to begin at Brands Hatch over 22-23 May.

José Garfias (MEX). Age: 16. Born/Lives: San Luis Potosí(MEX):

“My goal for this season is to learn and gain more experience. Hopefully I can have success along the way. I am very excited for 2021 because racing in Europe, and F3, will be something completely new for me.

“I can’t wait for the season to start, racing on the famous tracks in Britain, and to work with the guys at Elite Motorsport. I would also like thank everyone who is involved in this exciting project. For the support from Seven GP and to Eddie [Ives] for giving me this amazing opportunity.”

Eddie Ives, Elite Motorsport Team Owner & Manager:

“I’m very much looking forward to welcoming José into our team. As with Javier [Sagrera Pont], José comes to us via the Seven GP programme which assists drivers in moving up the motor racing ladder.

“José impressed me in his initial F3 test at Valencia last December. He was very quick considering his experience. He’ll be embarking on his maiden F3 season and like Javier, racing in Britain for the first time, but I’m certain with some races under his belt, he’ll score some good results during the course of the year. I’m delighted that Elite is entering its first F3 campaign with Javier, José and Tom.”