T Cars teenager takes last drive ahead of season opener With just a few days to go until the start of the 2008 Formula Palmer Audi season, the final place on this year's grid has been snatched up by former T Cars driver Dan...
T Cars teenager takes last drive ahead of season opener
With just a few days to go until the start of the 2008 Formula Palmer Audi season, the final place on this year's grid has been snatched up by former T Cars driver Dan Rozwadowski.
17 year old Dan, from Shamley Green in Surrey, decided to switch from tin tops to single-seaters in 2008 after testing a Formula Palmer Audi car at the end of February. Rozwadowski said: "I performed a lot better in my test than I thought I would, I actually felt more comfortable in the FPA car than I ever did in the T Car, which is strange as it's a single-seater rather than a saloon!"
Despite having limited time to prepare, Rozwadowski is confident about his season ahead: "If I can get into the top 15 at Donington Park this weekend I will be happy, but if I finish last I will have to take it on the chin! I will get faster throughout the season and I hope to be running in the top 10 by the time we get to the last race."
Rozwadowski joins FPA after racing in T Cars for two years, where he claimed three podiums. He is the second T Cars graduate to switch to Formula Palmer Audi in 2008, as reigning champion Daniel Brown has already signed along with his brother, former Renault Clio Cup driver Robert.
Other Formula Palmer Audi competitors who began their career racing in T Cars include Jolyon Palmer and Alex Brundle, both of whom are entering their second season in the championship as frontrunners for the drivers' title.
"I raced in T Cars with Brundle, Palmer and Dan Brown," added Rozwadowski. "All of them have gone on to do FPA, now it's my turn."
The 2008 Formula Palmer Audi Championship begins at Donington Park this weekend (12/13 April), before moving onto Brands Hatch to support the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport on 2/3/4 May.