Puerto Rican racer Jose Blanco-Chock will return to United States Formula 4 for a third season this year with the Crosslink/Kiwi Motorsport team he has been with since 2018.
After a race-winning campaign in the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series in 2017, Blanco-Chock stepped up to US F4 in 2018 and took three wins and a pole on the way to sixth in the standings.
While he improved on his championship position last year, he scored less points and only won one race alongside two pole positions.
“My goal this season is to ultimately win the championship,” said Blanco-Chock. “I will aim to achieve this goal every day by working as hard as I can, and together with the team making the most out of every session, every race and every weekend.”
“I am very much looking forward to working with Sean [Owens], Patrick [Flynn] and the entire Crosslink Competition team in 2020.
“I’ve known Patrick for two years now and have been watching him and his team closely. They have done a fantastic job over the last couple of seasons growing from a brand new operation into a competitive program, and it is just a pleasure to be able to be a part of it.
“Also, the group of guys they have do a really good job and are all very good people, so it makes it even better to work with people you know and are of such high character.”
In the winter prior to the 2019 season he raced in a regional F4 series with the team, and started 2020 off with a two-round cameo in the Toyota Racing Series also with Kiwi. He claimed one top-10 finish in New Zealand before his programme was up.
Elsewhere in F4, there have been further cancellations of events due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Japanese F4’s races at Fuji and Suzuka in May have been called off, leaving a provisional start date to the season of September, Italian F4 has said it is not attempting to reschedule its cancelled rounds, and the French F4 season has been halted in full until further notice.