Swedish karting star Gustav Jonsson completes CDR line-up
Swedish teenager Gustav Jonsson is set to race in the ROKiT F4 British Championship Certified by FIA grid this season. The signing completes the CDR line-up, joining Jack Sherwood and Daniel Guinchard. The 16 year old has taken part in several pre-season test days in the Tatuus T-421 car.
Gustav first raced in 2017, when he competed in the MKR Series Sweden in the Junior 60 class, going on to progress through the categories in the Swedish Championship each year to last season. He has completed several pre-season test days, making quick progress during his first single-seater outings on unfamiliar circuits.
The opening round at Donington Park takes place on April 22/23.
“I’m really happy to be with Chris Dittmann Racing this season, as it is a big learning curve, but I’m confident the team can help me grow. Everything is brand new to me, the environment, the F4 car and all of the circuits here in the UK. Before this I had only tested in one car which was a Porsche GT4, so it is very different to drive, but I’m feeling more at home in the car every time I go out. I’m looking forward to working with my new team-mates this year. During testing, it was great having Daniel and Jack there to set benchmarks, and I’ve learned a lot from them. They are fast, so hopefully I can catch up to them and we can all be up in the top together.”
Chris Dittmann, Team owner
“We’re pleased to have Gustav join our line-up in the F4 British Championship after he had some really positive test days with us. It’s going to be a competitive field this year, so it’s a big ask for Gustav coming straight from karts, but driver development is our bag and he’s already shown he’s got potential. We’re looking forward to continue working together and helping him achieve the very best results he can as the season progresses.”