After securing the Ginetta Junior rookie class crown last season, Kiern Jewiss will return to the ToCA package, moving to the F4 British Championship. The 15-year-old joins the Double R Racing squad after two successful tests.
Jewiss’ signing has been on the cards for a few weeks now, becoming the man to beat in the last two test sessions at Brands Hatch Indy and Donington Park. He surprised everyone at Brands, ending the day 1.8sec in front of any other driver.
While the gap would decrease to 0.3sec by the end of yesterday’s assessment, he undoubtably goes into the year as the championship favourite, with the first round on the 7th April.
Prior to his successful Ginetta Junior campaign with Douglas Motorsport, he was a notable name in the karting scene, winning the OK Junior class of the WSK Champions Cup in Adria, Italy. This was after he’d secured three national titles, including the Kartmasters British GP, the year before.
The Kent resident will have a lot to prove in his first season, calling this a right-direction for his career and is expected to benefit in F4’s post-Carlin era.
“The F4 British Championship is a fantastic series and I can’t wait to be part of it. It’s hugely competitive and some great drivers have made their name here. I hope to do the same in my debut season.
“Double R have proved themselves as a top team, not just in F4 but across several championships. They were a front running team last year and the way testing has started this year it seems we’ll still be performing at the highest level.”
“Obviously I’m here to win so that’s the main goal, but to do that I need to develop and learn every time I get into the car. I don’t expect to walk into the championship and instantly be at my best, but I’m a quick learner and therefore aiming to perform at my optimum as quickly as I can.” – Kiern Jewiss.
Jewiss is also a member of Mark Blundell’s sports agency, MB Partners.
“Kiern got his F4 career off to an incredible start during the official test at Brands Hatch last month. He was very impressive in difficult conditions and showed the speed we all know is there from his time in Ginetta Junior and karting.”
“I’ve no doubt he’ll be battling at the sharp end all season. He’s a fast and committed driver. We’re certain he’s going to be one to watch throughout the year and delighted to have signed Kiern to join Paavo and Sebastian. All three drivers are new to F4 and single-seaters, but it’s a line-up we believe has massive potential.” – Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt.
British F4 confirmed entries so far
|Double R Racing||Kiern Jewiss|
|Double R Racing||Paavo Tonteri|
|Double R Racing||Sebastian Alvarez|
|Fortec Motorsports||Hampus Ericsson|
|Fortec Motorsports||Johnathan Hoggard|
|Fortec Motorsports||Lucca Allen|
|JHR Developments||Ayrton Simmons|
|JHR Developments||Manuel Sulaimán|
|JHR Developments||Josh Skelton|
|Sharp Motorsport||Jamie Sharp|
|TRS Arden Junior||Dennis Hauger|
|TRS Arden Junior||Jack Doohan|
|TRS Arden Junior||Seb Priaulx|