With a brand-new and unique approach to driver development, Global Racing Group today revealed its 2017 F4 US Program, which will see it field four cars on the FIA-certified US F4 Championship grid in 2017.
Global Racing Group’s F4 US squad will be based out of Seattle and the team’s 2017 racing activities will be at the heart of its unique driver development programs that aim to prepare young and talented racers for a professional career in motorsport.
The development of the team’s open wheel drivers will be overseen by a 12-strong management, business and sporting advisory board that features Haas F1 Team driver Romain Grosjean.
“We’re hugely excited to be joining a high-profile championship like F4 US,” team founder, Christian Pedersen, said. “Global Racing Group’s aim is to develop motorsport’s future stars and competing in a modern, FIA-certified championship like F4 US will give our drivers the experience they need to develop their practical racing skills and shoot for success at the highest level.”
As well as racing in the six-event F4 US series, Global Racing Group’s drivers will be coached in some of the key disciplines that are associated with motorsport – marketing, sponsorship, business and financial literacy – to ensure they become well-rounded athletes and fully understand the commercial possibilities and their obligations within the sport.
“There’s much more to success in motorsport than simply driving a racing car fast,” Pedersen explained. “Our 2017 F4 US drivers will work closely with our experienced management and advisory board to understand all of the other skills that are required. This is a unique approach to driver development and we’re expecting to see some positive results in the F4 US series.”
Global Racing Group’s partnership with DirtFish Rally School allows its F4 US drivers to fine-tune their circuit racing skills by learning driving techniques that are required in other disciplines such as rally and rallycross. For instance, learning car control techniques on a muddy rally stage has been proven to aid car control on a wet, asphalt race track.
DirtFish Rally School general manager, Mac McInnes, said: “We’re thrilled to have established a partnership with Global Racing Group and we’re looking forward to playing our part in helping to develop the team’s drivers in 2017. A cross-discipline approach to driver training is extremely beneficial to youngsters that are taking their first steps in open wheel racing and we’re hoping to see the Global Racing Group drivers flourish in F4 US next season.”
Global Racing Group is hoping to reveal its final F4 US driver line up before the end of January.
To coincide with the team’s launch, Global Racing Group has just unveiled a brand-new website at www.globalracinggroup.com and now has a social media presence on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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