Jack Bartholomew has joined the team which has won the last two BRDC Formula 4 drivers titles; Lanan Racing. The young Briton knows he has a good chance of doing well, saying that, “my target is to win, though I’d be happy with a top five.”
Bartholomew started his Karting career in 2008 and quickly progressed through the order, winning the London Cup karting event in both 2009 and 2010 . He is also notable for having twice won the Lewis Hamilton ‘True Grit’ award in the Formula One Management-endorsed Formula Kart Stars series.
Having done all he can in the karting scene, the young British driver now looks to BRDC F4 to continue his career. Bartholomew commented: “Looking at the coverage and everything that goes with it, BRDC F4 seems like a really good package. I first got in touch with Lanan in November and Graham [Johnson, team chief] called me after I returned from the Rotax Grand Finals to offer me a test in the car and it’s all gone perfectly from there.”
He went on to say, “Lanan has a great record in the series and I’d like to help them continue that and achieve some podiums or wins, but I’ll have to wait and see where I stand when the season starts.”
He will be joined by many other young talents, included Harrison Newey, son of F1 designer, Adrian Newey, for the series now in its 3rd year.
Lanan team boss Graham Johnson added: “We’re really pleased to welcome Jack on board for the 2015 BRDC F4 Championship. He has shown great potential in karting and we’re confident that we can work together to achieve great results this year. We’ve enjoyed tremendous success in the past two seasons and I hope we can continue in that vein going forward.”