Grand Prix Shootout 2010 begins
18 June 2010 – This July marks the launching of the second Grand Prix Shootout, an initiative which attempts to discover a Formula 1 star of the future by offering winners a stint in the MSA British Formula Ford Championship.
With a mixture of up-and-coming drivers plus some amateur racers, drivers are coached by the experienced Rob Wilson, with ten being chosen to test the Formula Ford car before the overall victor is presented with a year in British Formula 3. One rookie winner will also be selected.
'Overall winner Tio Ellinas, who won the World ROK karting championship aged just 14, has caught the eye of a number of Formula 1 teams and backers since making his car racing debut at the start of the season,' a Thursday press release wins.
"I have been involved in driver selection for a number of leading Formula 1 teams," said Wilson. "Tio Ellinas is certainly talented enough to succeed in Formula 1 and should be on every team's list of young drivers to watch."
The assessment phase will start at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire next month, with Grand Prix Shootout having also managed a significant cost reduction for this year as £3,950 will secure the winner's British Formula Ford seat.
For your chance to be part of the action, visit the Grand Prix Shootout website