Highway F1 | Finding Australia’s next F1 driver
John Martin, Luis Leeds and Beau Beaton are the first drivers to be announced for the S5000 driver test and evaluation day, to take place at Phillip Island on Wednesday this week.
The five-round, 15-race series will run from December 2019 to February 2020, across four different circuits across the Middle East and South East Asia.
Five cars are currently under construction, with nine more on the way from the US.
The antipodean winter series has welcomed changes which will allow drivers to keep Super Licence points earned in up to two categories per year.
The event, considered by many to be the FIA’s answer to the Olympics, will take place in Rome later this year.
The Australian took the overall points victory, with one win and three second-place finishes at Buriram International Circuit.
The Australian has squarely returned to the championship hunt with two podium finishes on an interrupted weekend in Yorkshire.
“I I should have really just stayed behind,” said the young New Zealander, “but I went to try to pass around the outside.”
Marino Sato took the Race 2 victory after teammates Liam Lawson and Yuki Tsunoda collided while fighting for the lead.
Luis Leeds took both round wins of the double-header, with three race victories and three second-place finishes.
Watch as the Australian driver goes two-wide into the famous Eau Rouge.
The Japanese driver took a lights-to-flag victory ahead of Yuki Tsunoda and Liam Lawson.
The new car was required to keep up with FIA safety rules, with manufacturer Dallara building the chasis to Formula 1 regulations.
Luis Leeds took a points haul on Saturday at Phillip Island, despite three different winners in the five races.