SWR Caterham Targeting Consistent BRDC F4 Winter Series Challenge

Successful BRDC Formula 4 Championship squad SWR Caterham F1 Driver Development Programme Team is confident of a major push for honours in the 2014 Winter Series when the eight race series gets underway next weekend, 8th/9th November, at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk.With a rapid turnaround between the main championship season, which concluded last weekend at the East Anglian track, and the start of the Winter Series, Chipping Norton-based SWR Caterham is relishing the prospect of being back in competitive action so quickly – especially with the continuity of retaining BRDC F4 podium finisher Jordan Albert.The 18-year-old, who ended the main campaign 11th overall in the standings and only seven points shy of the top 10, is undoubtedly one of the UK’s emerging single-seater talents and will go into the Winter Series with a fantastic opportunity to add to the maiden car racing podium he achieved back in September at Donington Park.Albert will be joined in the SWR Caterham line-up for the eight round championship by Mexican newcomer Fernando Urrutia, a successful kart racer who has already graduated into car racing – and with some success too.After winning several domestic karting titles in his homeland, Urrutia then moved into Formula Vee before quickly progressing into Formula 2000 where he was fifth overall in 2013 and also earned the ‘Rookie of the Year’ crown. This year, the Mexican has become a race winner in the main PanamGP championship after finishing Vice-Champion in the preceding PanamGP ‘Spring Series’.Despite a rollercoaster season this year in BRDC Formula 4, Oxfordshire’s SWR Caterham has continued to prove its place as one of the foremost entrants in the championship and the team is now determined to taste champagne again and secure some deserved silverware when the Winter Series gets underway.“We’re confident we can take some good results away from Snetterton next weekend, we know Jordan has the ability to be on the podium and it’s going to be interesting to see how quickly Fernando can get to grips with the F4 car”, said team owner Sean Walkinshaw, “The main things for us will be to try and get back on the podium and to string together some consistently strong finishes.“Obviously, it’s a pretty fast turnaround between the main championship and the Winter Series but that’s great for a driver like Jordan as he’s fully up to speed and race sharp. We’re all really looking forward to working with Fernando for the first time and if his results in Mexico are anything to go by, he could well spring a few surprises.”Qualifying for the opening two rounds of the BRDC Formula 4 Winter Series will take place at 09.30 on Saturday, 8th November, with race one getting underway at 11.10 and the second encounter set to follow at 14.10. The timetable for Sunday, 9th November, is exactly the same with qualifying at 09.30 and rounds three and four taking place at 11.10 and 14.10 respectively.


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