Ar­den re­veals full Bri­tish F4 line-up

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Ar­den has be­come the first Bri­tish F4 team to com­plete its driver line-up for this sea­son, an­nounc­ing Ayr­ton Sim­mons, Os­car Pi­as­tri, Yves Bal­tas and Olli Cald­well.

Sim­mons is the only one of the quar­tet to have raced in the se­ries last year, im­press­ing in the fi­nal round of the sea­son as he took sec­ond place. Aus­tralian Pi­as­tri has starred in kart­ing and was sec­ond fastest in the first F4 col­lec­tive test ear­lier this month. He is also com­pet­ing in United Arab Emi­rates F4 this win­ter.

Bal­tas, who is from New York, spent the past year test­ing with Ar­den af­ter com­pet­ing in nu­mer­ous kart se­ries in the US, while Cald­well has be­come the sec­ond driver to com­mit to the se­ries’ new Chal­lenge Cup. The Bri­ton com­peted in Ginetta Ju­nior last year and will make his sin­gle­seater de­but when he turns 15 on the week­end of the Croft meet­ing in June.

All four driv­ers are mem­bers of the team’s Young Rac­ing Driver Acad­emy.

“It is great work­ing with the YRDA once again, and to have a full four-car line up,” said Ar­den team man­ager Ben Bloom­field. “The cham­pi­onship fo­cuses on the young tal­ent, and within the team we have four of the most tal­ented young driv­ers on the scene.”

Ar­den will run Sim­mons, Pi­as­tri, Bal­tas and Cald­well

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