Nationality: South Korean
Home town: Seoul
Racing hero: Michael Schumacher
Hobbies and interests: Cooking and designing race helmets
Favourite sports: Snowboarding
Biggest influence: My parents for supporting me the best they can despite not having experience in motorsports
Motorsport career goal: To keep progressing in this sport and become the best version of myself I can be
Random fact: I went to high school in Hawaii
Michael Shin embarks on his second season in single-seaters as he moves from British F4 to GB3 with Hitech Pulse-Eight.
The South Korean made the transition from karts to Formula 4 last season, joining the F4 UAE Championship grid, which allowed him to gain valuable experience as he finished seventh in the Rookies’ standings.
The 18-year-old then stepped up to a full-season campaign in British F4, claiming a race win in only his second outing alongside several top-five finishes and a fastest lap, placing him 11th in the points table.
He also took part in the FIA Motorsport Games last November, and this year has competed in the Formula Regional Middle East Championship, taking a podium and several points-scoring finishes.
Formula Regional Middle East
F4 UAE Championship
British F4 Championship - one win, two podiums and one fastest lap
FIA Motorsport Games