- 04 February 2016
Brian Graham Racing has signed Roman De Angelis and will compete in the 2016 F1600 Formula F Championship Series winter rounds, though they have been quietly working behind the scenes for quite some time. The karting standout has been testing with the team since late 2014 and logged plenty of miles in the teams Piper DL7/Quicksilver Honda. The 2016 program begins with some Florida testing at the F1600 Championship Winter Series at Palm Beach International Raceway and Sebring International Raceway.
Roman who turns 15 this month is widely regarded as one of Canada's young karting stars and looks to carry that over as he makes his open wheel debut. Supported by De Angelis Construction , Roman will be competing this season in the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship (Ontario) as well as the Formula Tour 1600 Series (Quebec). When scheduling permits the team also will participate in selected SCCA events and the F1600 Championship Series.
"I am very excited to have Roman as part of our team at BGR, he has already shown us his complete dedication to his racing and we are confident he will have a successful season. He is still very young but has demonstrated maturity beyond his years with each outing we have had together. BGR has a history of strong rookie drivers and I am sure Roman is up to the challenge of making the most of his opportunities. The team is very anxious to get the season started." comments team owner Brian Graham.