After an exciting, but crazy, year in the Lucas Oil Formula Car Series, with a missed first race weekend and a podium to finish the season off, Emily Linscott completed her first test in an American Formula 4 car. On October 29th and 30th, the British racing driver took her first steps towards competing in an F4 championship in 2021.
Linscott met with several US F4 teams after her final race of the season, and chose to test with the Kiwi Motorsport team. The test session was held at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, where Linscott drove over 100 laps in the two days of testing. The two days saw various weather conditions in which Linscott thus learned to drive the Formula 4 car in both the wet and dry. As always, she was supported and assisted by driver coach Pippa Mann, who has a lot of experience in American single-seater racing herself, having competed in both Indy Lights and IndyCar.
“I’m so thankful for all of my sponsors, and all of the Crowdfunding campaign supporters, who raised enough money for me to not only race full time this season, but finish the year with a test that allows me to start building for 2021 before I fly back to England. I had a great time with Kiwi Motorsport these past two days, and I’m going to spend this off season working hard to raise enough funding to compete in America again next year.”
Emily Linscott will go back to her home in the United Kingdom for the off-season, before hopefully flying back to the USA in 2021 to fulfil her dream of reaching the highest steps of American Open Wheel racing.
Linscott was also nominated for the Sunday Times’ Sportswoman of the Year Awards in the Young Inspiration Award category. You can vote for her here: https://www.sportswomenoftheyear.co.uk/