Born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 29th July 2000, Marcus Armstrong started karting in 2010. Just one year later he took his first win in the National Championship. In 2012, Marcus finished fourth in the Rotax Festival Asia, his first appearance in an international event. In 2013, he finished third in the Shifter Kart USA Super Nationals. In 2014, he raced in the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship. Following a trial at the Fiorano Circuit in October, Marcus was taken on by the FDA. In 2017, he won the Italian F4 series with the Prema team and also finished second in the German F4 championship. In 2018, Armstrong again raced in the Toyota Racing Series, finishing second, having led from the first race to three laps from the end of the series. He continues with Team Prema this year making his FIA F3 debut.