The BRDC Formula 4 championship has just become an even more attractive proposition for young drivers as the series today announced an improved prize offering.
Inaugural BRDC F4 champion Jake Hughes won, among other things, a prize test with Carlin’s Formula 3 team. The second driver to lift the championship trophy will also claim a prize test, but with Arden Motorpsort’s GP3 team.
Furthermore, while Jake Hughes got to test at Valencia, the 2014 winner will head to the Yas Marina circuit on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island for the official GP3 end of season test.
Arden are a strong force in GP3, having run the previous two GP3 champions, including Daniil Kvyat who now races for Scuderia Toro Rosso in F1. The team was founded by Christian Horner who still owns and works with the team despite the demands of running a four times world champion F1 squad. Four of the current crop of F1 drivers came through GP3 on their way to the top.
Arden Motorsport’s Sporting Director, Julian Rouse said, “With the BRDC F4 championship clearly being the most competitive junior single seater championship in the UK, its 2014 champion is inevitably going to be a great talent. We’re very interested to see how they perform in our Arden GP3 car and the official GP3 Abu Dhabi test will give us the ideal opportunity to do this.”
F4 series boss and MSV Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer added, “The class leading low cost and equality of equipment in the BRDC F4 championship is attracting a record number of very talented drivers. The 2014 champion is therefore bound to be an exceptional talent and I’m confident he will quickly adapt to the 450bhp GP3 car. The Abu Dhabi test will be a great opportunity for our winner to showcase his ability and GP3 could well be an option for 2015.”