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O’Sullivan aiming for F4 2020 drive

by Bethonie Waring

Championship contender Zak O’Sullivan is aiming to move to the British Formula 4 championship in 2020.

The R Racing driver is currently second in the Ginetta Junior championship and heads to Brands Hatch with an outside chance at taking the title.

O’Sullivan told Ginetta Junior Update he is exploring his options in the British F4 paddock, which runs on the same British Touring Car Championship support package as the Ginetta Junior series.

“I’ve started doing a bit of testing,” he said. “I’ll probably be doing F4 [next year], but I don’t know which team yet.

“I’m hoping I can be back on the TOCA package for next year.”

Many drivers have taken the step from Ginetta Juniors to British Formula 4, including 2019 race winner Luke Browning and championship contender Louis Foster.

Past F4 champions Lando Norris and Jamie Caroline also began their car racing career in Ginettas.

O’Sullivan, who sealed the rookie title at Silverstone, picked up 62 points in the penultimate round of the season and narrowly closed the gap to Hedley.

Despite taking a podium in the opening race, O’Sullivan claimed he struggled with straight line speed throughout the weekend.

“I was a bit surprised when I was behind three cars with a three car tow and I was still getting dropped in a straight line,” he said after race one. “There’s definitely some stuff to work on, but we’re there or there abouts.”

O’Sullivan heads into the final round of the season 76 points behind James Hedley when dropped scores are taken into consideration. A full breakdown of the championship permutations can be found here.

Image Credit: Caroline Rhea


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[…] The 15-year-old isn’t expected to be the only 2019 Ginetta Junior driver on the 2020 F4 grid, with Zak O’Sullivan also aiming to race in the championship next season. […]

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