CAMS is pleased to announce it has bolstered the prize for the winner of the CAMS Jayco Australia Formula 4 Championship starting in 2015.
In addition to the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship trophy and up to $250,000 in financial support that will assist in the progression to the next appropriate development pathway for that driver, the winner will also be provided the opportunity of a Formula 3 test with one of Europe's top teams, Carlin.
Carlin is one of the most successful single seater motor sport teams outside of Formula One, having won a variety of championships including British F3, Porsche Supercup, World Series by Nissan, Formula Renault 3.5, A1GP, FIA Formula 3 European Championship, GP3 Series and GP2 Series.
Some of today's most successful drivers have passed through the doors of Carlin, including racers in F1, IndyCar, WTCC and DTM. Formula One drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Kevin Magnussen and Max Chilton amongst others.
CAMS President Andrew Papadopoulos believes this additional component of the prize for winning the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship creates a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"This is great, not only for the Championship, but for the 2015 winner who gets a great opportunity to progress their career. CAMS is extremely grateful that Trevor Carlin and his experienced professional outfit has chosen to get behind the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship in this way. A test drive with Carlin does not come about every day, so the winner of our Championship has a great career defining opportunity at their disposal," said Papadopoulos.
To be eligible for the prize, a driver has to be aged 15 to 19.
Trevor Carlin, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge in motor sport, believes this opportunity is one that could create another world class Australian motor sport star.
"We are very happy to support CAMS and the winner of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship by way of a test drive opportunity."
"Since 1997, we have provided a platform to success for many of today's big names in motor sport, and who knows? The young Australian champion winner who comes and takes up this testing opportunity with us here at Carlin in Europe could become one of those!"
"We believe we can assist that young Australian driver with a combination of business skills and racing knowledge... even if it means we English are helping out an Aussie!" Carlin joked.
Carlin is also involved in Formula 4 in 2015 in the newly launched MSA Formula, a junior championship based on the FIA's Formula 4 concept.
Along with the FIA, CAMS has chosen Formula 4 as the future pathway for open-wheel racing, bridging the gap between karting, Formula 3 and Formula 1.
The new single seater Championship begins in July 2015 at the Castrol Townsville 400.
2015 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship Calendar:
July 10-12: Castrol Townsville 400 - Reid Park
July 31-Aug 2: Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint - Queensland Raceway
Aug 21-23: Sydney Motorsport Park Super Sprint - Sydney Motorsport Park
Sep 11- 13: Wilson Security Sandown 500 - Sandown Raceway
Oct 23-25: Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 - Surfers Paradise
Nov 20-22: Phillip Island Super Sprint - Phillip Island