F1 designer Adrian Newey's son Harrison commits to 2015 BRDC F4

Harrison Newey will race in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship in 2015 after making his UK single-seater debut last weekend

F1 designer Adrian Newey's son Harrison commits to 2015 BRDC F4

The son of Formula 1 technical chief Adrian secured a best finish of fourth in the BRDC F4 Winter Series opener at Snetterton, having made his car-racing debut in the French F4 Championship in October.

The 16-year-old will continue with the HHC Motorsport team with which he raced at Snetterton and his father, who ran Harrison in his formative single-seater tests himself, said BRDC F4 was "a pretty easy choice" over the FIA-backed MSA Formula.

"Our choices were French F4 or BRDC F4," Newey Sr told AUTOSPORT. "These were realistic budgets and not a ridiculous amount of testing.

"If you look at MSA Formula and Italian F4 the budget is two or three times more.

"It was good to see him out [but] slightly nerve-wracking - particularly with other starters! It was in at the deep end for him, but he kept it on the island.

"We'd been testing a little bit and I'd kind of been running the car for him, fiddling with spanners and getting involved. I really enjoyed having the chance to do that."

HHC commercial director Charlie Kemp said the youngster impressed the team with his attitude off-track as well as his performances in the races.

"He worked very, very hard at data and preparation, he's got a very methodical approach which will stand him in good stead," he added.

"He's got a very good work ethic and a real hunger to improve. It bodes well."

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