What's Next?

Now that Simon is looking to progress from karts into something more advanced, several options have been layed out onto the table including single-seater racing such as Formula 4 and car racing such as British GT.

Formula 4

The road to Formula 1.

As a part of the YRDA, Simon is working hard towards entering Formula 4 in the near future. This means that he attends simulator sessions regularly and is currently working towards funding a test day out in a car.

If Simon is successful in his test days, he will then enter the British Formula 4 Championship with Arden Motorsport's Formula 4 team for that year, nicknamed the 'Red Arrows'. He will travel to many different tracks across the country including Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Donington Park and will test and race regularly.

Once Simon has completed his time in Formula 4, he will then look into further motorsport progression, potentially into Formula 3, then Formula 2 and ultimately Formula 1.

The Formula 4 cars run on a Ford EcoBoost engine and can travel up to 150 miles per hour! The current Formula 4 Arden team (in mid 2019) consists of Tommy Foster, Alex Connor and Bart Horsten whom regularly achieve podium wins.

Alternatively to Formula 4, Simon may enter GT racing. This would mean that he would be racing in cars such as Aston Martin and Porsche - these are fantastic road cars modified and suited to be the ultimate racing machines.

The British GT4 Championship would be the main goal. Similarly to Formula 4, Simon would progress through GT4 in the British championship before entering GT3 and prenultimately the European GT championships which would allow him to enter GT Pro and participate in famous races such as Le Mans.

The British GT series races at tracks such as Silverstone, Donington Park and Snetterton also. Whilst participating in the British GT4 Championship, Simon may also be presented with the opportunity to race internationally such as at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

Current British GT4 drivers include Adam Balon, Phil Keen and Jonny Cocker.

GT

The road to Le Mans.

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