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Joel Bergstrom to race in British F4 with JHR Developments

by Ida Wood

Joel Bergstrom will make the move into single-seater racing this year with JHR Developments in British Formula 4.

The 16-year-old Swede graduated from karts to cars last year, competing part-time in Porsche Sprint Challenge Scandinavia. He came 13th overall in the standings and fourth in the GT4 class.

Bergstrom first started racing OK Junior karts in late 2019. He won the Swedish title in 2021, and then stepped up to OK karts. He came 16th in the CIK-FIA World championship, fifth in the South Garda Winter Cup then sixth in the WSK Final Cup.

The next year he came fifth in the WSK Euro Series, sixth in the Champions of the Future Winter Series, 24th in the world championship and on his junior karting return won the final for E20 Junior karts at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.

Last year began with 12th place in the WSK Champions Cup, which ended up being his best result of 2023. Bergstrom began testing with JHR last October.

“I’m delighted to be joining JHR Developments for the 2024 season in British F4. JHR have had a lot of achievements in the past with very experienced people and I really enjoyed our test days together,” said Bergstrom.

“Taking the step up from karting to F4 will be a challenge but I’m confident we can do well, and my goal is to fight for both the rookie and driver’s championships this year. I’d like to thank Steven from JHR, my family, and my partners for giving me this opportunity.”