Racing is deeply rooted in Edgar’s family DNA. Turning only 16 in February this year, Jonny already did very well for himself. After countless successes in the international karting scene, the Whitehaven, UK born driver was signed by Red Bull in 2017. Jonny kept recording impressive results and made the leap to Formula 4 racing in 2019. After his maiden F4 season last year, he now continues his journey with Van Amersfoort Racing.
Jonny Edgar: “Last year was my first year in F4 and I loved every minute of it. This year I will have to step up my game competing in two of the toughest F4 championships at the same time. More than ever I feel ready to take this challenge head-on, aiming for nothing less than trophies! I have great confidence in Van Amersfoort Racing. Already during winter testing they made me feel right at home and I look very much forward putting up a successful season together with them!”
Even though being part of Van Amersfoort Racing, Jonny will not appear in the traditional black & orange colour scheme which is ever so proudly carried by the Dutch squad. As in 2019, the 15-year-old will wear the colours of Red Bull’s prestigious Junior Team. Taking into consideration past successes, it is not strange to see Red Bull putting its trust in VAR.
Rob Niessink, CEO at Van Amersfoort Racing: “We have had our eye on Jonny for quite some time, so we are extremely happy to have him on board for the upcoming season. Having had his inaugural F4 campaign last year, we feel he is now ready to compete for the highest step on the podium. Jonny can count on the support of our complete team and we will help him in every possible way. In the end we both have a common goal; winning championships!”
The Italian F4 Championship powered by Abarth consists of 7 race weekends with 3 races each. The series starts in May and runs through to October. The championship kicks off at Monza and then visits Imola, Vallelunga and Misano. Rounds 5 and 6 take place across the Italian border at the Hungaroring and the Red Bull Ring. The season finale is scheduled for the weekend of 4th October at the Mugello circuit.
Van Amersfoort Racing is a professional racing team based in the Netherlands. It was founded by Frits van Amersfoort in 1975. Since then Van Amersfoort Racing has built a long tradition of supporting up-and-coming drivers on their way to higher levels. Drivers like Max and Jos Verstappen, Giedo van der Garde, and Charles Leclerc all raced for Frits van Amersfoort’s eponymous team in the early stages of their careers before making it into Formula 1.