Jonathan was born on the 14th of February 1998 in Cape Town, South Africa, his father Chris was a successful racing driver so Jonathan’s passion for cars and racing all started through his dad. "Chris was competing in a race at the Killarney Race Track and one of his old engineers asked why I had not yet started racing?" - Jonathan adds.
This sparked Jonathan’s interest in Motorsport and after months of trying to convince his father to let him race, Jonathan finally broke through and so it all began...
"Jonathan firmly believes that hard work and determination wins races. This has been instilled in him by my mentor and friend Ralph Odendaal. To date Jonathan’s best racing memory would be winning the first qualifying race at the ROK World Finals in 2015. International competition is always tough because you are competing against the best in the world." says Chris.
Jonathan also believes that the key to success is to have the right mindset because it can be very overwhelming.
In 2016 - Jonathan competed in the ADAC Formula 4 Series with the long-term aim to work his way up the Motorsport ladder to the pinnacle, Formula 1.
In 2017 - Jonathan is currently leading the F4 UAE Championship by 49 points and has won every race entered in the UAE. He will now go onto his second season of the ADAC German Formula 4 Series.
Nationality: South African
Height & Weight: 172cm & 60 kilograms
Best Circuit: Silverstone
Racing Idol: Ayrton Senna
Favorite Team: The Gunners
Favorite Car: Porsche Turbo S
Home Town: Cape Town, its like the Monaco of Africa
Top Holiday Spot: Seychelles
Never Leave Home Without: Phone, wallet & house keys
2011 - Started racing karts - Junior Max
2012 - 2nd - Western Province Junior Max Karting Championship
2013 - South African Junior Max Karting Championship
Vortex Rok World Kart Finals, Italy
2014 - 3rd Western Province Senior Max Championship
2015 - Champion - South African Senior Max karting
Champion - Western Province Senior Max karting
Champion - Western Province DD2 karting
2016 - ADAC German Formula 4 Championship
2017 - Formula 4 UAE unbeaten
- ADAC German Formula 4 Championship