Arden Motorsport have announced that Georgi Dimitrov will return to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost with the team for the remainder of the 2021 season, starting at Croft Circuit this weekend (18-19 September).
After being forced to sit out the Thruxton season opener due to illness, Dimitrov joined the fray in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series at Snetterton with Richardson Racing, before marking his debut with a maiden victory and a further points finish in Norfolk.
That proved to be the high point of a rollercoaster start to life in single seaters for the British-Bulgarian racer, who has since been hit with four non-finishes and struggled to break back into the points, as well as missing Knockhill due to injury after a crash in testing.
The switch to Banbury-based Arden Motorsport should inject a new lease of life into the 15-year-old’s campaign, as he links up with new team-mates David Morales and Zak Taylor at the Red Arrows for the final four meetings at Croft, Silverstone, Donington Park and Brands GP.
And the 2.12-mile Croft Circuit should prove a happy hunting ground for Dimitrov to begin his push back towards the front, on a track where Arden have scored five victories and several headline results in seasons past.
“I am extremely excited to be joining Arden Motorsport for the remainder of the British F4 season,” said Dimitrov.
“Together, I believe that we can achieve incredible results, and I just can’t wait to get started at Croft this weekend. Given the team’s results in previous years, I know they will do everything possible to reach the end goal, which has definitely given me a confidence boost.
“My main goal is to have fun, and end what has been a rather disappointing season so far on a high note with this fantastic team.”
Arden Motorsport’s Team Principal, Garry Horner, welcomed Dimitrov to the squad’s three-car line-up and believes the team’s noted track record of driver development will help his latest rising star end the campaign on a positive note.
“Everybody at Arden Motorsport is pleased to formally welcome Georgi to the team,” said Horner.
“His season to-date has shown plenty of promise, but there’s been some inconsistency in results, which has been frustrating for him. With our noted driver development programme, I’m sure we’ll be able to help him reach his full potential going forward.
“Croft has been a good hunting ground for the team in the past, so I look forward to monitoring his and the rest of the team’s progress this weekend.”