Harri Newey has confirmed he will race in the BRDC F4 Winter Championship with HHC Motorsport, making the step up from karting to single seaters. He will make his debut at the opening round at Snetterton this weekend (8-9 November).
The 16-year-old, son of legendary F1 designer Adrian Newey, already has experience of the BRDC F4 car having completed a number of tests in the past few months.
Newey began karting in 2009, racing in the Cadet category in Easykart before stepping up to the Formula Kart Stars MSA Cadet series in 2010. He then competed in the Super 1 KF3 and CIK-FIA kart series in 2012 and 2013, before making his single seater debut at Paul Ricard in France at the end of October in the French F4 Championship.
Newey commented: “It’s going to be a big step up from karting, but I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been able to do a lot of testing with the car in the past few weeks so I’m very familiar with it and I’m confident of making strong progress by working alongside the team. I’m looking forward to seeing how I compare to the drivers who have signed up already – BRDC F4 is a very competitive championship to race in and a proven destination for top kart racers.”
HHC Motorsport’s Charlie Kemp said: “We’re delighted to confirm Harri in our third car for the Winter Championship. It’s a great signing for HHC Motorsport, the Newey name requires little introduction and I’m sure he will develop into a very strong competitor.”
The Winter Championship commences at Snetterton this weekend (8-9 November), and concludes at Brands Hatch on 22-23 November. For more information on the Winter Championship, visit the official website www.formula4.com.