Having completed a season with the Hillspeed team, Ameya Vaidyanathan will return to compete in this years BRDC F4 Autumn trophy. While Essex born Harrison Scott joins Douglas Motorsport. They become the first drivers to be confirmed following the two teams announcing their intentions recently.
Vaidyanathan, picked up three podiums over the course of the season, with a best result of second in Rockingham. After his first year in single seater racing the Indian driver now looks to next season where he hopes to build upon his experience.
He said that: “The car is really enjoyable to drive! With the stronger aerodynamic package, it really encourages you to experiment, and push your own boundaries to extract more and more performance.”
“Given that this car is more complex from an engineering point of view than its predecessor, small changes have a bigger influence in how the car handles, so the accuracy of my own feedback is pretty important.”
“That being said, the car is already performing strongly in its infancy, and there’s no doubt that the future is promising over the course of its development.”
Richard Ollerenshaw, Team Principal of Hillspeed, said: “We’re obviously extremely happy to be continuing the relationship with Ameya, and his manager Vaughan, into the Autumn Trophy and we’re all very much looking forward to seeing how he gets on with a full season of experience now under his belt.”
“Ameya has developed very quickly since joining Hillspeed at the start of the year and we’re thrilled he’s continuing his development with us.”
Vaidyanathan became the first driver to be announced to the series that starts in two weeks at Snetterton. However; a day after his announcement came the news that he would be joined in the series by Formula Renault 2.0 driver, Harrison Scott.
His team principle Wayne Douglas, said: “It’s great to have Harrison joining Douglas Motorsport. We have watched his impressive progress since he first started car racing and we hope to be running at the front with him from the off.”
Scott meanwhile, was excited for the new challenge, saying; “We have known Wayne for many years and so when the new F4 car was released and the opportunity to race in the Autumn Trophy series became available we both jumped at the chance of working together.” said the 19 year old.
“It is going to be great; two weekends of intensive racing, in what shall probably be challenging British weather and in a car with more power than I had this season. I am very much looking forward to working with the Douglas Motorsport team and hopefully taking the Trophy title together.”