The waiting is over
The Countdown has started!
The first three rounds of the British F4 motor racing season finally gets under way at Donington Park over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd August and boy are we all ready for it.
Roman has been training really hard throughout the lockdown period as well as practicing on his simulator at every possible opportunity. His insatiable appetite for knowledge and understanding of the circuits where he’ll be racing knows no bounds.
And track testing his super-fast Arden Motorsport Ford EcoBoost racing car has also gone very well and he continues to show really impressive pace around some the UK’s most challenging circuits.
So he’s all set to go. It will be tough season as the is up against some strong competition but we’re all confident he will do really well.
GO ROCKET MAN GO!
Meet roman bilinski
Roman Bilinski is 16 years old. Like other kids his age he enjoys doing what 16 year olds do.
But that is where the similarity stops. Roman is different from other kids his age because he races cars. Fast cars. At over 240kph.
And he’s very good at it too. Some people say he’s very talented whilst others say he’s just a natural. Perhaps they’re all right.
What we do know is that Roman (aka Romski to his family and friends) is very ambitious, extremely focused and has a winning mentality although his calm, calculated temperament gives him a maturity that belies his young age.
In the few short years since he started racing karts he’s been successful in winning the 2017 Rissington Honda Cadet Championship and the Nigel Mansell ‘Most Promising Driver’ Award.
And his first season in Ginetta Juniors proved equally good having won Rookie 1st Place and the ‘Hard Charger’ Award in the 2018 Ginetta Junior Winter Series at Brands Hatch. He also took an overall podium finish and a further top-ten finishes from the opening seven rounds of the highly competitive Championship.
Much of his success is due to the hard work he puts in to his racing. His everyday routine involves gym work, simulator training, reading, watching and understanding everything about his race car and the race circuits.
If there’s anything he needs to know then he’ll eat it up. His appetite for success is insatiable.
And now he’s graduated to single-seater racing cars and joined Arden Motorsport where he’ll drive in the 2020 British F4 Championship in front of capacity track-side crowds and an accumulative TV audience of over 19 million people*.
He’s currently testing on circuits in the UK and Spain in readiness for the first races in March 2020 and Gary Ward, Arden F4 Team manager, said:
‘We’ve watched Roman’s progress for a while now and have been very impressed. He’s very focused and committed and has the will to win. We love working with him. His goal is F1 and nobody can say he’s not going to make it’.
And he’s right. Roman is determined to go all the way.
Perhaps his determination has something to do with his Polish heritage; he’s certainly no pushover on the circuits, or maybe it’s something to do with his natural ability to drive fast and furious.
Either way Roman Bilinski is a champion in the making.
*2019 British F4 Championship viewing figures
“Roman is very focused and committed and has the will to win. His goal is F1 and nobody can say he’s not going to make it.”
Gary Ward, Arden F4 Team Manager
ABOUT ARDEN MOTORSPORT
Arden International was founded by former British Racing Driver, Christian Horner, and his father,
Garry Horner at the beginning of 1997 in order to contest the FIA F3000 Championship.
From its origins of racing in the Formula 3000 Championship, Arden has, over the last ten years,
expanded its racing operation to include the FIA Formula 2, GP3 Series, Formula Renault 2.0
Europa Cup and FIA British F4.
Through its partnership with the Young Racing Driver Academy it provides a unique pathway from
karting all the way to Formula One.
Christian Horner, who raced for Arden in the early days, is now Team Principal for the Red Bull
Formula One Team, whilst his father, Garry, continues to oversee Arden’s racing and commercial
The series’ Arden Motorsport currently compete in includes the following:
+ GP3 Series
+ Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
+ British F4
These championships run alongside the British Touring Car Championship, the World Endurance
Championship and the Formula One World Championship.
Arden Motorsport have played a part in the development of many professional racing drivers careers
in a variety of junior single-seater racing categories.
The team are proud that their established driver development and close working with their driver’s has
allowed a selections of drivers to go on to reach the pinnacle levels of motorsport - such as Formula One,
the World Endurance Championship and Indycar. Drivers they have worked with include:
+ Danil Kvyat - 2013 GP3 Series
+ Carlos Sainz Jr - 2013 GP3 Series
+ Jolyon Palmer - 2013 GP2 Series
+. Sergio Perez - 2013 GP2 Series
+ Pierre Gasly - 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
+ Heikki Kovalainen - 2005 GP2 Series
“Roman is a natural. He has 100% ability. He is so competitive - he just wants to win and he’s blisteringly quick on the track.”
Sennan Fielding, Roman’s Racing Coach
Wins Rissington Honda Cadet Champion 2017 in his first season
Nigel Mansel Trophy - Most promising driver
Reached final stages of the Ginetta Juniors Scholarship
Rookie 1st Place in the 2018 Ginetta Junior Winter Series
Winner of ‘Hard Charger’ Award at the 2018 Ginetta Junior Winter Series
recognising the most places gained from the starting position at the event.
2019 Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship
Snetterton 3th-4th August Race 4: Started 7th Finished 3rd place
Pole position 1st race of the Ginetta Championship 2019 at Donington
5th fastest time overall in the British F4 Championship inaugural scholarship programme
“Roman will drive in the 2020 British F4 Championship in front of capacity track-side crowds and an accumulative TV audience of over 19 million people.”
Countdown to first race
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