Formula 4 Champions, Mawson and Das Join Autumn Trophy Line-up

by Connor Jackson

The BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy has had a few more drivers announced in recent days with representatives from Australia, America, Oman and Thailand. Most notably, ADAC Formula 4 champion Joey Mawson and United States Formula 4 champion Cameron Das join the fray.

Both Carlin and the Hillspeed outfits have also announced their line-ups for the 2016 F3 Autumn Trophy with Das partnering Enaam Ahmed and British F4 race winner James Pull in the three car Carlin outfit.

As for Hillspeed, who’ve recently joined up with Cliff Dempsey Racing, they signed two drivers, with the team running Oman’s Abdullah Al Rawahi and Thai racer Sasakorn ‘Cutter’ Chaimongkol. The latter of which had been signed during the year, but failed to appear throughout the season.

Mawson will race for Douglas Motorsport, the same team that his countryman Thomas Randle competed for earlier in the year. Mawson dominated the majority of the German F4 season, winning the title by 52 points after collecting ten wins.

“The opportunity came as a bit of a surprise, mentally I had already started to focus on the off-season and onto winter testing. Now it’s quickly back to focusing on a race weekend. It’s a great opportunity to be back in a car again and have a race meeting while learning a new track at the same time.” said Mawson

“I’ve never driven the BRDC Formula 3 car before, although there are some things that will be familiar like the Pirelli tyres. It will be nice to drive a slightly faster car as I prepare for the next step in my career during 2017.”

As for the American champion, Das, he will be looking forward to the new challenge in his career. “I’m very excited to be participating in this year’s Autumn Trophy. I believe British Formula 3 is the right next step for me after F4 United States.

“The competition is fierce, and the car will require me to learn more advanced techniques. I think it will be a challenging, yet rewarding race weekend at Snetterton.”

The Autumn Trophy takes place on 29-30 October in a two-day, four race event at the Snetterton 300.

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