11 APRIL, 2017 – A scintillating start to the 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost campaign at Brands Hatch received some added magic with a visit from 2016 title winner Max Fewtrell.
Since being crowned FIA British Formula 4 Champion, Fewtrell’s career has continued to hit new heights; the 17-year-old taking another step toward becoming a Formula 1 driver by joining Renault’s F1 Academy.
“It’s been a year since my first race in the F4 British Championship and it was kind of strange being back as a spectator as opposed to a driver, but it was actually nice to see everything from a different perspective,” said Fewtrell.
“As a driver you’re so focused on the job you have to do and that means you don’t necessarily get to enjoy other aspects. It was brilliant to be back. I’ve got so many great memories of racing in British F4.
“I would love to take part in a British F4 race again, even if I had to start last and come through the pack. It would be so much fun.”
Fewtrell was also keen to pay testament to the UK’s leading junior single-seater series: “I think doing my first year in cars in British F4 was vital for my career. The competition is so close in the championship and it teaches you how to perform under pressure.
“Racing in British F4 helped me in every aspect of my career. I’m now on an F1 junior driver programme and I hope that one day I’ll be visiting British F4 again as a fully-fledged Formula 1 driver.”
Fewtrell, part of the same Infinity Sports Management stable that looks after 2017 British F4 racer Logan Sargeant, took the Ford EcoBoost-powered title with Carlin in his first full season of car racing last year.
He recorded a remarkable 16 podiums, including three race victories and couldn’t resist casting an eye on the 2017 field: “I think Arden and Carlin look absolutely on it this season, but it’s still early days. The others aren’t going to be standing still. I’m sure they will get stronger as the season progresses and soon be challenging at the front too.”