Nogaro, Kyalami, Monza a dream come true
Among South Africa’s brightest race driving prospects, Stuart White embarks on an incredible racing month starting with his French Formula 4 debut at Nogaro this coming weekend, followed by the second round of the Investchem SA Formula 1600 championship next Saturday 22 April and then the second French F4 round at Monza a week later on 29 April.
“The next three weekends are huge for my team and me,” Stuart admitted. “This Saturday is my first main circuit race in Europe at the opening round of the French Formula 4 championship at the classic Nogaro circuit, then we jet back to Johannesburg for the second Formula 1600 race at our own legendary Kyalami and then it’s back to Italy for the next F4 race at the iconic Monza.
“I have to admit that I’m a little nervous, but I’m really much more exited and quite confident after all the work that we have put in building up to this. “I learned so much in my time in the Formula Renault at the Welkom 6-hour, I had great pace and finished second in my Formula 1600 debut at Killarney and I was second fastest in the official French Formula 4 test at Nogaro too, so I am really happy with my preparation.
“Now its time to race and I can’t wait — it’s going to be quite a challenge with all the travelling, but these three weeks are really a dream come true — bring it on!”
There’s a lot at stake for Stuwie who hails from Bloemfontein in the Free State — not only does the French Formula 4 championship carry a R1.5-million prize fund and the SA Formula 1600 champion takes home a R150K prize, but the French series winner is also inducted into a RenaultSport Academy program recognised as a definite route to Formula 1.
Follow Stuart White’s progress over the next three weekends via the Live link on the http://www.autosportacademy.com French Formula 4 home page and on live streaming on www.kyalamigrandprixcircuit.com.