White confirmed for French Formula 4
South African born Stuart White is set for a brilliant 2017 race season home and away, following this week’s confirmation that he will race in the 2017 Autosport French Formula 4 Championship alongside local Formula Ford and endurance race commitments through the year with his ultimate goal being to race in the Formula 1.
“I will be racing in the French Formula 4 this season,” Stuart confirmed from Le Mans. White has been testing his new car at the iconic Sarthe circuit’s Bugatti circuit this week, where he was subsequently confirmed to be driving in the 2017 series. “It’s been a long time in coming and we have worked really hard to get here.
“Now I can’t wait for the championship to get going with the four rounds in France and three in the rest of Europe – we race at some iconic circuits like Spa, Monza and even here at Le Mans where we have been testing. “This is really a big opportunity and we are going to give it our best.”
The French series is a little different to some other global Formula 4 championships in that it is run in-house from Le Mans as an academy by the French racing Federation, the FFSA, which works together with Renault. The 2017 champion will be inducted into the Renault Sport Academy, which aims to get drivers to Formula 1.
Stuart will also race back home, starting with this weekend’s 6 Hours of the Goldfields in Welkom, where he will share a leading Formula Renault 3.5-based African Endurance racer. White will also race in the new wings and slicks Investchem South African Formula Ford championship starting March 25 at Killarney, Cape Town. This weekend, on 25 February Stuwie will competing at Phakisa Raceway in Welkom in a 6 hour endurance race. On 25 March he will be in Cape Town for the Extreme Festival.
Stuwie’s Race Dates for the 2017 French F4 Junior Championship:
14th/16th April Nogaro Circuit Championnat de France FFSA des Circuits
28th/30th April Monza Cicruit Italy WTCC
19th/21st May PAU Circuit Championnat de France FFSA des Circuits
9th/11th June SPA Circuit Belgium Euro Race
8th/10th September MAGNY-COURS Championnat de France FFSA des Circuits
29th Sept/1st Oct Barcelona Circuit Championnat de France FFSA des Circuits
13th/15th October LE CASTELET Championnat de France FFSA des Circuits