Jordan Albert will rejoin Sean Walkinshaw Racing, renewing his partnership with the team for a second season, to tackle the 2015 Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship. The 18-year-old contested a full campaign with the outfit last year, claiming one podium finish at Donington Park, and ended the season 11th overall in the standings. Albert, who hails from Silverstone, also took part in the eight-race Winter Championship and reached the podium on five occasions to finish fourth overall.
Without any previous karting experience, Albert made his motor racing bow in the 2013 Formula Ford 1600 Championship with additional outings in the Formula Ford Festival, BRSCC Mazda MX-5 and endurance-based Fun Cup – before graduating to F4.
As part of his pre-season schedule, Albert entered the final event of the 2014/2015 MRF Challenge series in India at the end of January. Providing vital track time with SWR ahead of the start of his 2015 BRDC Formula 4 campaign, the youngster took a best finish of fourth position and is looking to carry that form into the opening race of the season at Oulton Park in April.
Albert commented: “It’s good to be back with SWR this year to race in BRDC F4 once again. I was pleased with my progress last year; however, I felt that my results didn’t show my true pace. It’s fair to say, though, it was a good year for me. This year I have the experience I need to win the championship, the team and I have an amazing relationship and I know we are going to do great things. I’ve been working unbelievably hard over the winter so I feel more ready than ever.”
Sean Walkinshaw, SWR Team Owner, said: “We’re all absolutely delighted Jordan has re-signed with SWR for the new season, he improved markedly last year and with a bit more in the way of good fortune he would undoubtedly have had more podiums and finished inside the series top 10. He’s definitely going to start the year as a genuine contender for the championship, the speed is there and his racecraft is improving all of the time. We saw the big steps he made towards the end of last season and in the Winter Championship too, so we’re actually feeling pretty confident and really looking forward to working with Jordan again – that was always the plan.”