The 17-year-old from Hellerup is a proven front runner in single seaters, having finished fourth overall in the ADAC Formel Masters in Germany last year with two victories at F1 venues Nürburgring and Hockenheim, and six other podium finishes.
Beer is SWR’s second driver confirmed for 2014, with the squad announcing Venezuelan Diego Borrelli yesterday (27 February).
After becoming DASU Formula Junior Cup Karting Champion in 2007, Beer went on to race in the KF3 class at European level and concluded the 2009 DASU Danish Super Kart KF3 season as Vice-Champion and in 2010 was crowned DASU Danish Super Kart KF3 Champion.
Winning the Viking Trophy KF3 Karting title in 2010, the Dane graduated into the WSK Euro Series KF2 Karting class the following year before making his single-seater debut in 2012 where he won races in Formula Ford Denmark and gained additional experience in Formula Ford NEZ, the Austrian Formel 1600 Cup and through a part campaign in the ADAC Formel Masters.
“I’m really happy to be joining SWR for my first season in BRDC Formula 4, I can’t wait for the season to start”, said Beer. “Last year was very strong, I had some wins and a lot of podiums and I want to be fighting like that in F4 as soon as I can. The guys at SWR run a fantastic team and I know they’re going to give me a great car. Even though I don’t know the UK circuits, I’m confident we’ll do well.”
Commenting on Beer’s arrival at SWR, team owner Walkinshaw said: “We’re delighted Nicolas has signed for the team this year, he’s a very talented driver and has already got some good experience in Formula Ford and the ADAC Formel Masters.
“He’s proven himself as a race winner and we’re sure he’s going to be a very competitive driver in Formula 4. We’ve really got the makings of a very strong young team for the new season, I’m sure Nicolas and Diego will be consistent front-runners.”