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Talented Teddy seeks sponsors to realise F4 US Championship goal

A talented young racing driver from Rutland is looking for support from local businesses in his quest to win the 2019 F4 US Championship.

Teddy Wilson, 17, made a stunning debut in single-seaters last year against more experienced rivals, finishing seventh in the F4 US Championship, from an overall entry of 51 drivers.

His potential has resulted in offers of a seat from the Championship’s leading teams, but he needs additional support from sponsors to help him secure the opportunity.

Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson

Teddy believes the reliability and resources of these top teams would give him the platform to win the championship this year and secure the first prize of a scholarship to advance into the F3 Americas Championship and potentially onwards to F1, Indycar or World Endurance Racing.

“I know I have the ability and determination to win and have lots to offer potential sponsors as I strive for success in motorsport,” he said.

“In addition to media coverage in the UK and internationally throughout the season, benefits of sponsorship include exposure to over 350,000 spectators at 17 races over six weekends.

“Particularly high profile rounds are as a support race to NASCAR in Mid-Ohio in August and the F1 US Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, Texas, in November.”

Teddy said all 17 races were also broadcast on YouTube, allowing fans around the world to watch the action.

Teddy Wilson Photo: Andrew James
Teddy Wilson Photo: Andrew James

His mum, Amanda James, said they were looking for corporate sponsors with presence in both the UK and US or local businesses wanting to invest in a future champion.

“He is confident in his abilities but the difficult thing is getting the necessary finance for him to compete,” she said.

“Teddy won’t be based in the US all the time and travels backwards and forwards and has committed his future to the UK so we’re also looking for businesses wanting to sponsor a local talent and help him get on. He has plenty of natural ability and has a good chance winning so he is a good investment for the future.”

Teddy has already followed in the footsteps of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in 2014 when he won the UK Cadet Karting British Championship and followed this up with race wins in European Karting Championships.

He is a member of Motorsport UK’s Academy - an elite development squad of selected drivers - and of its AASE Programme, in conjunction with Loughborough College, to create highly skilled and successful drivers.

“If I don’t get the necessary sponsorship, I don’t race,” said Teddy.

“It’s as simple as that and would be a huge blow to my future ambitions.”

For details of sponsorship opportunities contact Teddy on 07929 453481 or e-mail teddywilsonracing@gmail.com

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