Age: 20
Nationality: American
Home town: New York City
Racing hero: Kelvin Burt
Hobbies and interests outside of racing: Fitness and sim racing
Favourite sports other than racing: Ice hockey
Biggest influence: The racing engineers I’ve worked with
Motorsport career goal: To make it to F1 and win a lot of big races
Random fact about me: Without Covid, I would probably never have started racing in the UK!

Race-winner Max Esterson returns to the GB3 Championship in 2023, and has switched to Fortec Motorsport. 

Esterson ended his 2022 campaign triumphantly by winning the Formula Ford Festival, leading every lap of the event and becoming the first American driver to have won both the Festival and the Walter Hayes Trophy events, having claimed the latter in 2021.

Prior to his end of season success, Esterson showed plenty of promise in his maiden campaign of slicks and wings racing, the 20-year-old claimed his first GB3 win at Donington Park in May, and took an additional podium at the same circuit, plus an excellent second place at Spa-Francorchamps in July.

Although he ran as high as third in the championship mid-season, seventh in the overall standings saw the Red Bull athlete also claim a pole position and fastest laps in just his third season of car racing at any level.

Career Highlights

GB3 Championship - seventh overall with one win, three podiums and two fastest laps
Formula Ford Festival - winner
Walter Hayes Festival

Walter Hayes Festival – winner
Formula Ford Festival - runner-up
Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship - Pro - third overall with two wins, 13 podiums, one pole position and four fastest laps

F1600 Championship Series - fifth overall with one win, four podiums, three pole positions and three fastest laps
BRSCC Formula Ford Festival - sixth overall
Champion of Brands - two races
BRSCC Avon Tyres National FF1600 Championship - three races
F2000 Championship Series - one win and one fastest lap


Max Esterson