Hedley returns to Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series for a second shot at championship glory in 2021 after a successful – if unlucky – first campaign in single seaters during last year’s pandemic-hit season.

The 17-year-old from Poole, Dorset made four visits to the winner’s circle, as well as taking a quartet of pole positions and fastest laps apiece, the highlight undoubtedly a dominant hat-trick of wins at Thruxton, his local circuit.

For his sophomore season, he joins forces with reigning champions Fortec Motorsport – including new team-mates Joel Granfors and Ollie Gray – in pursuit of the ultimate prize.