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US F4 race-winner Alex Berg moves across to British F4

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography

United States Formula 4 race-winner Alex Berg will switch series to British F4 this year with Fortec Motorsports.

The 17-year-old son of Canadian former Formula 1 driver and Mexican Formula 2 champion Allen Berg, raced in the USA’s Mazda MX-5 Challenge Cup in 2021 after winning a Mazda Motorsports scholarship.

He then spent two seasons in US F4 in a Doran Motorsports Group-run car, coming fifth in the championship as a rookie with four third places being his best results then slipping to seventh in the standings last year as he missed the final round. That campaign featured a win, two second places, a third and two fastest laps.

Berg was also a Team Canada scholar last year, meaning he got to race a Formula Ford 1600 car in Britain with Graham Brunton Racing. He finished 13th in the FFord Festival, and was a retiree in the final of the Walter Hayes Trophy.

“I am incredibly excited to be racing in British F4 with Fortec Motorsports. It is a team with a great history with many of their past drivers now racing in Formula 1,” said Berg. “I’m looking forward to the first round at Donington Park on April 27/28 and I am confident that with the Fortec team behind my back, we will do very well this season.”

Fortec’s F4 team manager Oliver Dutton added: “We’re very happy to welcome Alex to the team and are looking forward to working with him throughout the year in the British F4 championship. He has been fast and done well in the USA and we’ll be continuing to help him develop and grow as a racing driver. We’ve already had a positive impression with him during testing and know he will be putting in the hours ready to hit the ground running at Donington Park.”