Aragon, April 18, 2011: Felix Serralles, the 18-year-old talented Puerto Rican driver and 2010 Team USA Scholarship winner, competed in his first professional international race this past weekend at the Motorland circuit in Aragon, Spain. The race was Round One is the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series.
After numerous tests and preparation over the winter Serralles was ready to measure his skills against his fellow competitors. Felix is not the youngest in the field but carries the least experience with just a handful of Formula Ford and Formula Ford 2000 races in 2010, as well as finishing third in the Skip Barber National Series.
Felix got a taste of European formula racing in the 2010 Formula Ford Festival last fall with impressive runs. His family and Coach/Manager Nic Jönsson, decided the best path for the young Puerto Rican was to measure his skills again the best in the world in the open-wheel discipline in Europe. Jönsson, a former European open-wheel driver, reconnected with Fortec Motorsports owner Richard Dutton to set up a test and run the UK winter series in Formula BARC. Young Felix impressed the team right away with two victories and a second place finish. Soon a deal was signed for the 2011 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series.