Enzo Fit­ti­paldi eyes move to Bri­tish F4 for 2017 af­ter re­cent test

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Ginetta Ju­nior driver Enzo Fit­ti­paldi is set to switch to the Bri­tish F4 cham­pi­onship for 2017.

The grand­son of two-time Formula 1 world cham­pion Emer­son re­cently tested at Rock­ing­ham with Ar­den Mo­tor­sport, bor­row­ing a Richard­son Rac­ing car as Ar­den’s ma­chines were all be­ing used by other young drivers.

He tested the car across two days at Rock­ing­ham and ran along­side Ar­den’s ti­tle contender Luis Leeds on the sec­ond day.

“The tests were on the Mon­day and Tues­day, Mon­day was about learn­ing the car and Tues­day I ran along­side Luis and was about five tenths off his time so I was very happy,” said Fit­ti­paldi. “It’s a close deal to race next sea­son, and I’m fairly con­fi­dent the bud­get is there or al­most there. There’s a 50 per cent chance I’ll race with Fortec Mo­tor­sports and 50 per cent chance it’ll be with Ar­den, I’ve got some eval­u­at­ing to do and I plan to do 10-12 test days be­fore next sea­son.”

Richard­son boss Gwyn Richard­son added: “It was a just a one-off test with us. He got on well and re­ally en­joyed it.”

Fit­ti­paldi is cur­rently 17th in the Ginetta Ju­nior standings in his first sea­son rac­ing cars.

Fit­ti­paldi cur­rently races Ginetta Ju­nior

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