Fifteen year old karter, Nicole Havrda, had her first test in an open-wheel car, as she prepares for her next step in her goal of reaching the highest level of single-seater racing.
The successful two day test was conducted by top US F4 team Kiwi Motorsport at Buttonwillow Raceway.
Throughout the two days, Nicole kept shaving time off her laps. On the final day, she was lapping within two seconds of the top F4 times at the circuit.
“This was a huge step for me, from karts to a Formula 4 car,” Nicole said.
“A huge thanks to Garry, Teena and Ryan at Kiwi Motorsport for the experience, and to Danny Kok and Melanie Patterson for the coaching.”
“I also want to give the biggest thanks to my parents. I wouldn’t be anywhere without them and their amazing support.”