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January, 2024

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Can This American Phenom Make It To F1?

Max Esterson is an up-and-comer with an unlikely story. A teenage video game racing nerd who'd never driven a stick shift at age 17, he is now the lone American in FIA F3.

NEWS: Max Esterson Joins Jenzer Motorsport For 2024

Jenzer Motorsport have confirmed the second of their three drivers for the 2024 FIA Formula 3 campaign, with Max Esterson joining the team.

American Max Esterson graduates to F3 with Jenzer

London-based American Max Esterson will compete in the 2024 FIA Formula 3 Championship with Jenzer Motorsport, making him currently the only American on the grid.

January, 2024

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iRacing convert Esterson set to become only U.S. driver in F3

Max Esterson is stepping up to Formula 3 full-time in 2024, and looks set to be the only American driver in the category this year.

January, 2024


'An Unusual Route'

- Max Esterson's Story

By JSBM Newsletter

New York racing driver Max Esterson is a very interesting individual, with a unique story of how he has been climbing the racing ladder.

September, 2023


How Max Esterson went from iRacing to winning in GB3


Max Esterson has already collected silverware in junior series following a jump from sim racing....

September, 2023

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How Max Esterson plans to go from iRacing to F1 - Traxion Podcast

Hear how the young American Max Esterson has gone from sim racing to a motorsport career on the latest episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast.

September, 2023


Esterson In For Macau GP

Max Esterson will join the entry list for the 70th running of the Macau GP in 2023, racing with the Jenzer Motorsport FIA F3 team after a strong testing introduction.

September, 2023

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Karting vs Sim Racing: Which is better training?

Max Esterson will join the entry list for the 70th running of the Macau GP in 2023, racing with the Jenzer Motorsport FIA F3 team after a strong testing introduction.

October, 2022

October, 2022


2022 Formula Ford

Festival Winner

My return to Formula Ford a few weeks ago at the world-renowned Formula Ford Festival was a huge success and definitely worthwhile!

GB3 Season Recap

My first season in the GB3 Championship came to end last weekend at Donington Park. I finished up the year seventh in the standings with a win, a pole, and three podiums.

April, 2022


Meeting Max Esterson

Max Esterson sits down with Transmission to discuss the acceleration from gamer to up-and-coming racing driver in this exclusive interview.

April, 2022


Renewed partnership
with iRacing

19-year-old New Yorker Max Esterson is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with iRacing, the world’s premier motorsport racing simulation...

November, 2021


 Wow! What a couple of weeks it's been!  These last two weeks have provided some of the most exciting memories that I’ll remember forever...

November, 2021


 Wow! What a couple of weeks it's been!  These last two weeks have provided some of the most exciting memories that I’ll remember forever...

October, 2021

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This past weekend at Brands Hatch for the 50th Anniversary BRSCC Formula Ford Festival was the most amazing race weekend I’ve ever been a part of...

August, 2021

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LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – Six talented young American drivers will assemble this week at the new Polecat Training Center facility in Lynchburg, Tenn.

June, 2021

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Max Esterson's thoughts on getting his first two National wins at Silverstone during a hectic race weekend

March, 2021

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Teen-aged New Yorker Max Esterson clinched the Road to Indy iRacing eSeries Presented by Cooper Tires crown with a fine victory...

July, 2020


Victory at VIR

Max Esterson kicked off the weekend in a similar fashion to Mid Ohio, grabbing his second pole position in a row, topping the timing sheet with a 1:58.478.

May, 2020


Warm Up Your Engines - FRP Looks Forward to Pitt Race Event in One Month

Having remained in the paddock for the past few months due to COVID-19 shutdowns, we are now heading to the grid for the first race of 2020! 

April, 2020


WSJ: Meet the Teen Online Racing Whiz Pro Drivers Want to Know

Max Esterson, 17, a junior at Regis High School in New York City, on his iRacing “sim rig,” as told to A.J. Baime. I started iRacing—a platform for computer-based motor racing simulation—in 2013, when I was 10. 

October, 2021


Championship Finale at Snetterton

 The BRSCC Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship came to close last weekend at Snetterton. the season has all come down to...

October, 2021


RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.  – Andre Castro and Max Esterson have been chosen to represent the Team USA Scholarship for 2021.

August, 2021

July, 2021


2nd-Place at Brands Hatch

A recap of the BRSCC National Formula Ford Championship's trip to Brands Hatch.

June, 2021

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BRSCC National @ Knockhill: Double Podium 

A recap of the BRSCC National Formula Ford Championship's doubleheader in Scotland at the Knockhill Circuit

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A look into Rounds 9, 10, 11 of the BRSCC Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship at Anglesey

May, 2020

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2nd-Place at Donington BRSCC National

A look into the first BRSCC Avon Tyres National Formula Ford weekend of 2021 at Donington Park

February 2021

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Esterson Joins 2021 LDR Lineup

We’re pleased to announce that 18-year-old American driver, Max Esterson, will be joining the team for the 2021 BRSCC Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship...

July, 2020

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Mid Ohio Runner-Up Finish

It was Max Esterson in the F1600 qualifying session as he put his Team Pelfrey #80 on top by a scant .021 over Zachary Rivard and Jackson Lee putting three different teams in the top-three.

April, 2020

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Max Esterson Wins FRP iRacing Challenge Presented by Hoosier Tires

With three wins in six races and only one result outside the top-five, Team Pelfrey driver Max Esterson is your first ever FRP iRacing Challenge champion.

November, 2020


6th Place at the 2020 Formula Ford Festival

At the end of the 2020 season, Max Esterson joined Low Dempsey Racing for both the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy...

June, 2020

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Podium at Pittsburgh

Max Esterson claimed a podium finish in his inaugural F1600 Championship Series event and left the race weekend third in points, a strong start to the 18-race season.

April, 2020

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The first ever FRP iRacing Challenge Presented by Hoosier Tires was one for the ages and lived up to the hype as Dylan Christie and Max Esterson stole the show scoring a pair of victories for Team Pelfrey.

Dylan Christie and Max Esterson Make History as Inaugural Winners of the FRP iRacing Challenge

February, 2020

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Max Esterson Confirmed as Team Pelfrey Driver for 2020

St. Petersburg, Florida- Team Pelfrey is delighted to confirm that Max Esterson will be joining team for the 2020 season. Esterson will participate in the Formula Race Promotions F1600 Series as well as F1600 Canada events in Quebec.

January, 2020


Pair of Podiums at SCCA Hoosier Tire Super Tour at Sebring

Team Pelfrey, with drivers Dylan Christie and Max Esterson, rang in the New Year at the iconic Sebring International Raceway...

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