- 10 February 2016
I'm excited to announce that I will be competing in a Formula Atlantic car this weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway! In a way, the Atlantic is similar to the 962 as it's an icon to racing fans across the world.
These cars are straight up beasts. The one I am driving, which is a Swift 016 powered by Mazda / Cosworth, has about 300 hp (about 3 times what the F1600 has) and weighs only slightly more than 1400 pounds. Not to mention, they produce an incredible amount of downforce allowing them to corner at extremely high speeds and require a braking force of 1500 lbs to drive the car at its limit. Additionally, I think these cars are some of the most beautiful formula cars, even though they are slightly older than the modern Indy Lights car or GP3 car.
I will also be debuting my new helmet this weekend. I can't wait to use it, and I'm super happy with how it turned out. My painter, TJ Koyen at Octane Visual, did an incredible job adding some subtle details but still keeping the design super clean.
I can't wait to get behind the wheel. It's going to feel great to push hard again!