Formula 4 United States Powered by Honda racing driver Oliver Clarke is celebrating gaining his first points since moving to single-seater racing from karting. Clarke, who finished just outside the top-10 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in August, finished the final race of the recent September New Jersey round race in eighth place on the track but was promoted to seventh following a penalty given to another driver, putting himself on the points table for the first time.
Clarke said, "I am so pleased to have come in under top-10, it has been a big step to move from top level kart racing to single-seater cars. I don’t get to test the tracks before each round as they are in the USA so each time I am having to work hard when I arrive to learn the track, find the best from myself and the car and gain confidence racing what is a very different discipline. It has been very important for me to progress through the season and come in on the chequered flag in a single figure position and I will continue to work to get to the podium. I want to thank my engineer Dan Mitchell, Team Benik and my school Iceni Academy for their support.’
Clarke, 15, is looking forward to the next round of the competition which takes place in October at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The final round of the F4 U.S.Championship 2018 season is a support race for the USA Grand Prix and Clarke will be driving the Grande Prix track in front of an estimated 300,000 F1 fans. It will be an exciting moment for the young West Norfolk driver as he gets a chance to see the busy and thrilling F1 sport from inside the track as his team and he prepare alongside the top teams in the world.
Clarke is looking for partners for the Texas round F1 Support race, a chance for business to get their name seen at one of the most prestigious dates in the motorsport calendar alongside his racing social media and website. If you would like to know more about this opportunity you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or on his Facebook and Twitter pages.