2018 CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Champion Jayden Ojeda will get to race a Formula 4 machine one last time, competing on Australia’s biggest stage.
The championship will open its season with a bang, as one of the support categories at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019. With support from AJM Transport Newcastle and AGI Sport, Ojeda has been granted a wildcard entry to race a Formula 4 car around Albert Park.
“I’m so stoked to be racing the Formula 4 at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, especially with my old team AGI Sport,” Ojeda said.
“I would like to thank AJM Transport Newcastle, AGI Sport and CAMS for this awesome opportunity. The chance to compete at the Australian Grand Prix is special, racing on the same track as the F1 cars will be amazing”.
Adam Gotch, AGI Sport Team Principal, was excited to welcome Jayden back into the team.
“After winning the Formula 4 Championship with us last year we’re delighted to be able to welcome Jayden back to AGI Sport for this special occasion,” Gotch said.
“We are delighted to be adding an experienced driver of Jayden’s calibre to our team for the Grand Prix as part of a strong five car line-up for AGI Sport at this event.”
Jayden Ojeda’s drive has been made possible by AJM Transport Newcastle, who has made their car available ahead of Christian Mansell’s intended arrival for the 2020 Australian Formula 4 Championship.
“We are delighted to have Jayden in the AJM Transport car for the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix,” said Anthony Mansell, Director AJM Transport Newcastle.
“To align with last year’s champion driver Jayden and champion team AGI Sport is exciting, we are looking forward to seeing the AJM Transport car up the front.”
With a Formula 4 Championship already under his belt, CAMS have granted Jayden the one-off opportunity to race in front of the world stage at the Australian Grand Prix.
The #1 plate has only been run once in the championship’s history, when inaugural champion Jordan Lloyd wrapped up the 2015 season prior to the season finale at Homebush.
“Having the reigning champion back will be a great benchmark for all of our championship drivers to chase at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019,” said Michael Smith, CAMS General Manager of Motor Sport.
“The Australian Grand Prix is an exceptional chance for any driver to showcase their skills on both a local and global stage. As the 2018 champion, we’re certainly excited to welcome Jayden for this one-off opportunity in our first Grand Prix appearance.”
The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 round will feature a practice session, and qualifying for the Castrol Pole Position on Thursday, and a race each day Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the weekend.
The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 takes place on 14-17 March 2019.