As the F4 British Championship kicks off in Knockhill, 16 year old Frank Bird prepares for round seven. Bird, who has scored only two points this season and sits twentieth in the championship will be hoping to get back in the top ten this weekend.
During his time away, Bird, who drives for Fortec Motorsports, tested the Mercedes European Formula 3 car. As he looks ahead to the future of his career, Bird knows that a strong result will help him progress in future months.
“I can’t wait for Knockhill this weekend” he started. “It’s a track I really like and I had one of my best weekends there last year. It’s a track where we probably have done the least testing, but hopefully that won’t matter and we can push straight away on Friday and be right up there.”
Both of Bird’s points scoring races have come in the last two rounds and he’ll know about the importance of momentum in an incredibly close championship. As he gears up for Knockhill, Bird will be counting on his team support.
“It’s not that far from the PBM headquarters in the Lake District so usually I get plenty of support so I’m hoping to continue my run of scoring points.”
Son of motorcycle racer Paul Bird, Frank has had a large amount of expectation on him this year, struggling to match the performances of his teammates, especially Alex Quinn and fellow Ginetta Junior racer, Jamie Caroline.