Michael Shin

Car Number: 16
Country: South Korea
Age: 19
Team: M2 Competition



South Korean Michael Shin is the latest international to confirm a season in New Zealand’s 2024 Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceania Championship.

Nineteen year old Shin will join M2 Competition for the season down under, which begins in January and culminates in the 68th New Zealand Grand Prix being held at the Highlands Motorsport Park in NZ’s South Island for the first time.

Shin has a wealth of junior formula experience to bring to his challenge despite having only been competing in single seaters since the beginning of 2022.

A year karting in his native Korea was followed by a step up to the 2022 Formula 4 UAE Championship and then the 2022 F4 British Championship, where he achieved his first win at Brands Hatch. He also represented South Korea in the 2022 FIA World Motorsport Games in the Formula 4 Cup, finishing in the top six in the semi-final race.

In 2023 he stepped up to Formula Regional competition, racing in the FR Middle East Championship with Prema and taking a second place finish in the penultimate race at Abu Dhabi.

His racing programme in the UK also continued during 2023 with a campaign in the GB3 Championship with Hitech Racing. In addition to that he also completed three rounds of FIA F3 with PHM Racing by Charouz, further froadening his experience in junior formulae.