14-year-old Olli Caldwell, who will celebrate his fifteenth this during his F4 British Championship debut this weekend, has announced plans to race in foreign FIA Formula 4 series. A deal with BWT Mucke Motorsport will see Caldwell race in the Italian F4 Championship and ADAC Formula 4.
Caldwell, who has not been old enough to compete in the UK category this season, will race for the first time at Croft on the Sunday, making him the youngest ever competitor of the series.
His deal with Mucke, will see him race in the remaining five Italian F4 rounds, having already missed the first two events. On top of this, he will also make appearances in the German-based F4 rounds that do not clash with the current British F4 schedule.
This would see him race at the second Oschersleben round, as well as those at the Nurburgring and Hockenheim.
“I’m really excited to be driving Italian and German F4 with Muecke Motorsport.” he said.
“It’s going to be a great experience for me and the team has been getting strong results already this year! I’m looking forward to see what we can achieve in these very competitive championships.”
Mucke have previously run four cars in the Italian F4 series, with Caldwell likely to inherit the spare vehicle alongside fellow Ginetta Junior graduate Sophia Florsch as well as Lirim Zendeli and Oliver Soderstrom, the latter of which did not race last round.
However, questions will remain over the German series, with all four seats being filled by Florsch, Soderstrom, Zendeli (who has already won a race this year) and rookie Tom Beckhauser. No team has run five cars this season, but Mucke and others have done so in previous seasons for one-off rounds.