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FIA Formula 3 driver Alex Dunne join McLaren Driver Development Programme

Formula 3 — May 16, 2024

McLaren Racing today announced that FIA Formula 3 drivers Alex Dunne and Martinius Stenshorne have joined the McLaren Driver Development programme.

Alex is a promising young racer having secured the 2022 British F4 Championship title with Hitech Grand Prix. The 18-year-old from Offaly, Ireland finished as vice-champion in both the 2022 Italian F4 Championship and the 2023 GB3 Championship. This notable form led to a drive in the Macau Grand Prix, where he qualified sixth on his street circuit debut before finishing second in the qualifying race.

Alex and Martinius both currently compete in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, Dunne with MP Motorsport and Stenshorne with Hitech Pulse-Eight. Alex and Martinius’ involvement in the McLaren Driver Development programme will see them join the team’s talent pipeline, which has an overarching aim to help drivers progress towards Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E. Established in 2022, following the team’s long history of developing talent in motorsport, the programme is led by F1 Business Operations Director Stephanie Carlin.

Stephanie Carlin, Director, F1 Business Operations, said:

“We’re pleased to announce that Alex and Martinius have joined our Driver Development programme. They are both exciting and promising young talents within motorsport, with proven records on track in their respective junior categories including this season’s FIA Formula 3 Championship.

“The entire team is looking forward to welcoming Alex and Martinius to the McLaren family and we’ll be working closely to support their development within our talent pipeline.”

Alex Dunne, Driver, McLaren Driver Development, said:

“It’s an honour to join the McLaren Driver Development programme and I’m looking forward to getting started with the team. McLaren provides the perfect environment for me to develop my skillset as I continue my journey in motorsport. I’m grateful for Zak and Stephanie’s support and I’m excited to meet the rest of the team at MTC.”

*** Press release from Mclaren

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