FORMULA JEDI CHAMPION HINGELEY GETS BRDC F4 SEAT
Highly rated racer joins HHC team
Reigning Formula Jedi champion Ben Hingeley has joined leading squad HHC Motorsport for this year’s BRDC Formula 4 Championship.
The 18-year-old completes HHC’S three-car line-up for this year’s revamped championship, joining Sisa Ngebulana and Omar Ismail at the squad. HHC ran Will Palmer to last year’s BRDC F4 crown.
Hingeley, from Abergele in North Wales, has a strong karting history prior to his move to cars last season. He won the 2011 Welsh Mini Max crown before finishing second in Super One’s Junior Rotax division in 2013 and winning the British Rotax British Open title. Those performances earned him an assessment with the Ferrari F1 team’s Young Driver Academy training programme.
Hingeley, who is also a member of the Arden Young Racing Driver Academy, won last year’s Formula Jedi crown, scoring eight race wins and taking three lap records.
“I am thrilled to be competing in BRDC F4 with HHC,” said Hingeley. “I’ve had the chance to do some limited testing and I’ve found the car awesome. HHC is a fantastic team with their knowledge and experience so I hope to be up to speed very quickly.
“This is a new step for me and a new challenge, so with the extra downforce and power it will take some getting used to. It has taken quite some time to put this all together and I’m looking forward to giving it my all this season.”
Charlie Kemp, HHC team boss, added: “Ben is a talented young racer and we are pleased that he has committed to BRDC F4 with us. We are looking forward to developing his talent throughout 2016.”