Young Racing Driver Academy member Logan Hannah will make her Scottish FF1600 debut in a Graham Brunton Racing Ray GR10 in this weekend’s season finale at Knockhill.
The 17-year-old joined the YRDA programme in 2016 as a karter and competed in the opening round of the 2017-18 Formula 4 UAE championship at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, recording two seventh places.
Hannah has been without a full-time drive this season but recently tested one of Arden’s F4 cars at Croft as well as conducting simulator work.
This weekend marks the first foray into single-seater racing in the United Kingdom, having moved back to the country from Dubai two years ago.
“I met up with Graham in January and then again when I had my seat fitting last weekend. I’m looking forward to working with him and the team this weekend,” Hannah told FF1600website.
“I’m not sure how the weekend will go as I’ve not raced this season and it’ll be my first time in the car.”
Hannah has made the step up from an extensive karting background, having raced in Rotax and Super One in the UAE and Scotland.
The teenager has yet to firm up plans for 2019, but is targeting a full Scottish FF1600 campaign budget permitting.
“If we have the budget in place, then I definitely want to do Formula Ford next year. I just want to get as much seat time and racing experience as possible really.”
“The aim has always been to climb the single seater ladder, but I’m definitely keeping my options open. Budget will dictate what is possible and when.”
GBR team boss Graham Brunton is also keen to monitor Hannah’s progression in her first meeting in the Ray.
“I think it will be a wee bit of a culture shock for Logan with limited mileage, but she should learn a lot from this weekend.
“It will be all about developing a feeling in the car and getting used to the pace at the front.”
“We are delighted that Logan will be racing at Knockhill in Scottish Formula Ford this weekend as she gathers further mileage and experience to move towards her licence upgrade necessary for her 2019 campaign,” said Jamie Horner, who co-founded the YRDA as part of Arden.
“She is an outstanding talent and possesses the drive, determination and work ethic to achieve her dream of competing at the highest level. Clearly, as with many young drivers funding will be key to her future journey.”