The Ginetta Junior Championship and F4 British Championship both offer exciting scholarship contests with lucrative prizes for young drivers aiming to progress in their career:
THE RICHARDSON SCHOLARSHIP:
WHAT WE CAN OFFER
With incredibly competitive entries for both scholarships, good preparation can give drivers the vital edge needed to emerge victorious over the competition. Richardson Racing can work directly with drivers both on and off track to achieve that goal.
Test days behind the wheel of Ginetta and F4 machinery help drivers get up to speed with support from the team’s highly experienced and qualified driver coaches. This can be supplemented by use of the team’s state-of-the-art simulator, which has highly realistic representations of both cars.
The biggest prize in UK motorsport, each year the Ginetta Junior Scholarship awards one teenage talent a fully-funded season in the championship. Since its inception, over 300 rookie drivers have competed to try and earn the honour of starting their career as a manufacturer-backed driver.
The winner receives all the tools needed to compete in the series, including the use of a G40 Junior race car, consumables, insurance and a season supply of tyres and fuel. Taking place at Ginetta’s own race track, Blyton Park, the traditional three-day event features driving, fitness and media assessments.
The F4 British Championship introduced a scholarship contest in 2019, with entrants seeing their driving talent assessed on circuit, while off-track facing a media evaluation and interview from an expert panel of judges.
The winner of the scholarship receives a £35,000 prize fund towards competing in the series the following season. Open to drivers of any experience level, entrants include those with previous experience in single-seater and tin-top racing, including a number of Ginetta Junior graduates.