August 25, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Andrew Watson at the wheel of his Douglas Motorsport Ginetta G55. Image from Jakob Ebrey.
Nineteen-year old Andrew Watson, from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, remains in contention for the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup title after another weekend in action. The young driver sits in third place in the drivers championship, chasing down a 92 point lead enjoyed by race leader Charlie Robertson, with just three race weekends remaining. On Saturday,... [Read more...]
August 19, 2014 by Leo Nulty
The former World Karting Champion is confident of a strong showing in the second half of the season.
This is your first year of racing in single-seaters after competing in karts, how are you finding the transition? Single-seater racing is really different to karting and, as a result, the transition between the two is very big. Many drivers say it’s the biggest transition between levels that you’ll experience in racing. The main differences you... [Read more...]
August 18, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Despite showing impressive pace, luck was not on Eastwood's side at Silverstone
Despite showing tremendous pace at the latest round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, Charlie Eastwood was denied the results at the Silverstone round after a mixture of issues in rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the series. He was tapped into a spin in the first race of the weekend, fell victim to a tyre lottery in race two, and failed to make the grid for... [Read more...]
August 5, 2014 by Leo Nulty
A stunning drive to third in race three was the highpoint of a tough weekend for Watson.
Andrew Watson was in action again this weekend in the Ginetta GT SuperCup. The nineteen-year-old Douglas Motorsport driver battled his way through three races at Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk, to end the weekend in third place in the table. On Saturday, Watson, originally from County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, qualified in second place, but was later... [Read more...]
July 31, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Watson joins an exclusive list of Rising Stars, which includes Lewis Hamilton
Nineteen year old racing driver Andrew Watson has been invited to join the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star Scheme, following in the footsteps of former BRDC Rising Stars including Lewis Hamilton. The BRDC Rising Star scheme acknowledges exceptional young talent amongst British and Commonwealth drivers under the age of 24,... [Read more...]
June 23, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Despite setting competitive testing times, mechanical maladies in qualifying put Eastwood on the back foot all weekend.
Charlie Eastwood faced a frustrating weekend at Snetterton after a gearbox failure at the start of qualifying meant he was unable to post a single lap in the session and was forced to start from the back of the grid for races one and two. The Northern-Irish Douglas Motorsport racing driver headed into the third round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship... [Read more...]
May 6, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Watson now heads the title chase in his Westland backed Douglas Motorsport Ginetta GT4.
Nineteen year old Andrew Watson this weekend moved one step closer to a championship title as he returned to top of the table in the Ginetta GT 4 Supercup. In action at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire, the Douglas Motorsport driver began the weekend in fourth place following qualifying: “We went for a different strategy than what we would normally... [Read more...]
April 28, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Charlie Eastwood showed plenty of pace in his Douglas Motorsport machine, which bodes well for the rest of the season.
Northern Ireland racing driver Charlie Eastwood made his single-seater debut this weekend in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship. The race weekend begun superbly, with Charlie posting the second quickest lap time in three out of the four practice sessions on Friday. The young driver then went on to deliver a points finish in race three after a frustrating... [Read more...]
Watson in second place in the Ginetta GT4 Supercup, after an action packed weekend at Donington Park.
April 22, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Watson gathered another haul of championship points at Donington and is looking forward to Thruxton in May!
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Watson’s bid for the Ginetta GT4 Supercup title continued this weekend, with a wet and windy two days of action at Donington Park. The rain came thick and fast on Saturday, creating particularly difficult conditions for Watson, who finished fourth in qualifying. Despite this, the young driver managed to fight his way into... [Read more...]
Three podium finishes and a Championship lead for Watson after Ginetta GT4 Supercup opening weekend at Brands Hatch
April 1, 2014 by Leo Nulty
Watson on his way to a strong win in race one in his Westland Ginetta GT4. Image from Jakob Ebrey.
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Watson’s challenge for the Ginetta GT4 Supercup title got off to the best possible start this weekend when he won the first race and then followed that up with a second and third spot in the following two races at Brands Hatch in Kent. The three podium finishes across the weekend gives the young driver an impressive 93 points... [Read more...]