In 2021, Christian began his open wheel career. He spent the off season testing in different cars and tracks and learned from each experience. He participated in the Yacademy Winter Series in a Ligier JSF4. This allowed him a ton of seat time and prepared him for the FRP Eastern Pro 4 Challenge where he won his first Championship with seven pole positions, two second place results and six wins. Not wanting to sit still, he hopped in his father’s Pro 1340 SR3 Radical at Road America in the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America. His debut brought him three pole positions poles and four race wins, making him the youngest race winner in Radical Cup history. Having loved driving the Radical he opted to participate in the series race at the famed Circuit of the Americas where he again secured three pole positions and another two race wins.
This has all been leading up to Christian joining Turn 3 Motorsports in the Road to Indy Cooper Tires USF2000 for part of the 2021 season. Competing at in the last three race weekends at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, New Jersey Motorsports Park and then back again at Mid-Ohio gave him crucial experience to bring forward to the 2022 season. He is excited to be part of the team and put to work all he has learned in preparation for this. He definitely made a positive impression on track scoring some top ten finishes and securing a the fastest lap honors at one of the New Jersey races. Christian was also honored to receive the 2021 AiM Move of the Year award for his pass of not one, but five cars during the last lap of Race two at NJMP.
Once Christian turned 15-years of age in September, he was eligible to enter the F4 US Championship Powered Honda and raced at beautiful VIRignia International Raceway. His inaugural race found him on the podium in third place. He lead race two for several laps until contact with other driver forced an early retirement. Because of this, Christian was not able to earn a fast lap which set the grid for the next race and started P15. Race 3 was plagued with yellow flags, but Christian still managed a seventh place result. Christian’s final race of the season was at the Circuit of the Americas in the F4 machine as part of the Formula One United States Grand Prix weekend. After a tremendous drive to another third place podium result, race two saw Christian pushed off track and over one of the FIA sausage curbs. With a damaged car and a broken back, Christian was flown to a local hospital where he spent a few nights. Now, on the road to recovery, Christian is set to rejoin Turn 3 Motorsport in 2022 in the full USF2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
2022 saw Christian Weir compete in the USF2000 Championship as well as select races in the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America program. Continuing his constant progression, Weir was able to stand on the podium in both open-wheel and sportscar races as he continues his ascend the motorsports ladder. Continuing his development under the watchful eye of Richard Lyons, Weir developed the necessary skills and racecraft to take his talents to the next level.