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Callum Baxter joins Graham Brunton Racing in GB4

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Formula 1600 star Callum Baxter will move into slicks-and-wings racing this year as he joins Graham Brunton Racing in GB4.

The 17-year-old Canadian missed out on racing for the Scottish team in last year’s Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy as he was one of the losing finalists who competed for the Team Canada Scholarship.

Baxter was runner-up in Ontario’s Toyo Tires F1600 series in 2023, winning five races over the course of the season, and came fifth in the 2022 standings. F1600 cars are without wings, meaning he will face a new challenge in the first-generation Formula 4 cars of GB4.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity. Racing in the UK is every young driver’s dream,” said Baxter. “Obviously a huge challenge awaits, and I am very fortunate to be surrounded with incredible support.

“GBR is a fantastic team to be with, and their experience will really help me. Road to Racing [a Canadian athlete support programme] has also played an important role, along with my family, in making this year happen. I am incredibly thankful to everyone. Now I can’t wait to get this year started.”

Graham Brunton, team principal of GBR, added: “We’ve worked with a lot of exciting young drivers over the past few years, but we’re massively excited to have Callum with us in GB4 this year. His record speaks for itself, and having won a lot in karting, he’s continued to do that in cars, and I have no doubt that he will continue that upward trajectory with us in 2024.”