Sydney teenager Jackson Burton will make his CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship debut with dual-champions AGI Sport next month at the Rolex Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019.
Following two successful test days at Wakefield and Winton this month, the event will be Burton’s first national event after recently competing in karts and state open-wheel racing.
“I’m really excited by the opportunity to join AGI Sport for the Formula 4 support races at the Australian Grand Prix,” Burton said.
“It’s an awesome feeling that I’ll be sharing the same turf with Formula 1 and the likes of Ricciardo, Hamilton and Vettel. I’m really looking forward to getting out on track at the famous Albert Park circuit.”
2018 Australian Formula 4 Champion Jayden Ojeda was on-hand at the recent test day coaching Burton, and Burton is confident of the potential of his new AGI Sport surroundings.
“It’s very promising to be with a team of AGI’s calibre after winning the last two championships with Nick Rowe and Jayden Ojeda, learning from the experience of Jayden has helped immensely so far,” Burton said.
“I’ll be building on from that and further refining my driving technique to get the most out of the F4 car.”
AGI Sport team principal Adam Gotch, who recently announced Luis Leeds as the team’s lead championship driver, was pleased with Burton’s progression across the two test days.
“It’s great to have Jackson Burton onboard for the Australian Grand Prix support races next month,” Gotch said.
“We’ve tested him twice now in recent weeks and he’s adapting very quickly to our Formula 4 machinery.
“He’s learnt a lot in a relatively short space of time working with our engineers and driver coach at the recent Winton test day.
“We’re looking forward to hitting the streets of Albert Park with Jackson who will be part of a strong five car line-up for AGI Sport at this event.”
The Rolex Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 hosts the opening round of the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship on March 14-17.