For­mula Vee racer Jones tests a Bri­tish F4 car for the first time with GW Motorsport

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For­mula Vee driver Alex Jones has tested a Bri­tish For­mula 4 car for the first time with new squad GW Motorsport.

The 23-year-old tested last Fri­day, along­side the team’s con­firmed driver Jacky Liu. Jones pre­vi­ously tested in F3, though bud­getary re­straints stopped him from com­pet­ing in the series full-time.

“The goal for next year is to get into F4 but the bud­get needs work­ing out,” said Jones, who was 18th in the Vee stand­ings this year. “Al­though they’ve in­tro­duced a new [Chal­lenge] cup for next year which is sup­posed to be around £100,000, if you are com­pet­ing for the whole year it’d def­i­nitely be into six fig­ures.”

For­mula Vee is still an op­tion for Jones if he’s un­able to race in F4. “There is the For­mula Vee 50th an­niver­sary cham­pi­onship, that’s some­thing I’d like to be part of,” he said.

Brad­shaw (l) tested at Snet­ter­ton with tuition from Glew

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