As the countdown starts for the first round of the 2018 Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda in April, Teddy Wilson of Rutland, England, joined Jay Howard Driver Development (JHDD) as its latest recruit.
In December, the 16-year-old made his Transatlantic debut with Jay Howard Kart Driver Development lineup and won the IAME Senior category of the Margay Sprint Nationals at Daytona Kart Week. Now he makes the transition from karting to single seaters with JHDD in F4.
“F4 U.S. is a great stepping stone for young drivers," Wilson said. "Being with Jay Howard and his team is a good fit for me as I aim to make my first single seater season the best it can be with their support. It will be a big learning curve but I have high hopes of what I can achieve with Team JHDD.”
Wilson, a member of the 2017-2018 Motor Sport Association UK Academy Squad, also competed internationally in KF Junior and OK Junior in WSK and CIK-FIA European and World Championships for two years and was the Super One MSA British IAME Cadet Karting Champion in 2014.
“Teddy made a good impression on the team immediately and was fast, polite and hard working," JHDD Team Principal Jay Howard said. "He is going down a very similar road to myself, making the move from the UK to the USA to pursue his career. It’s not easy and I give Teddy a lot of credit for doing what he is doing. I’m sure his dedication will pay off for him down the line.”
Wilson is the third driver to be announced in the JHDD team to date. He joins fellow
rookie Wyatt Brichacek of Denver, Colorado, and Braden Eves of Gahanna, Ohio, who made his F4 debut last season.
“Teddy is a team player and gets along great with the other drivers we have on the team," Howard added. "It’s really nice to see them all helping and pushing each other!”