Double Bay resident and racing driver Aaron Zerefos will be making his debut this weekend in the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship. Wish him luck and read more about his career below.
Porsche racer and Bathurst 12 Hour class podium finisher Aaron Zerefos will make his debut in the CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship at the 2019 Australian Grand Prix this weekend, driving the #29 Mygale for the Patrizicorse/Bertocchi Racing outfit.
While Zerefos has previously competed in the one-make Lotus, BMW Mini Challenge, Toyota 86 and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge categories, notched up seven starts at the Bathurst 12 Hour, and raced in other Porsche events in Australia and America, this will be his first open-wheel event.
"I’ve always wanted to have a go in an F4, I have been following the Australian and European championships and it is very competitive racing," Zerefos said.
“My whole career has been in tin tops, mainly focusing on Porsche Cup Cars, but I did test a Formula Ford when I first started in motorsport.
"I think to be a complete race driver you need to experience as many different types of machinery as you can. The F4 will be a new experience and a big challenge - there are some very talented drivers in the field."
While it may be Zerefos' first open-wheel experience, he made his debut at the Grand Prix in 2010, competing in the BMW Mini Challenge round
"I love the Albert Park GP Circuit and have had some success there in the past - my plan will be to chip away all weekend and have fun," he said.
Zerefos shook down the Patrizicorse/Bertocchi Racing F4 at Queensland's Morgan Park circuit last week.
“It was my first time driving at Morgan Park, but straight away I was able to enjoy the high levels of grip generated by an F4 car.
"I'd like to thank Michael Patrizi and Patrizicorse for the opportunity - I can't wait to work with the team in Melbourne, they have lots of experience with F4 cars and motorsport in general."
Zerefos hits the track for practice and qualifying on Thursday, with races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Event Schedule - CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship Round 1
Thursday, 14 March
9:55 - Practice (20 min)
14:30 - Qualifying (20 min)
Friday, 15 March
10:55 - Race 1 (20 min)
Saturday, 16 March
11:50 - Race 2 (20 min)
Sunday, 17 March
12:20 - Race 3 (20 min)
The locals drinking hole since the 1870s, the Royal Oak has outlasted the Boer War, Two World Wars and the GFC as a place to have a quiet beer and catch up with neighbours and friends.
One of its great joys is to sit at a table on Bay Street watching the world go by while enjoying a convivial glass of wine or beer. Sadly, it is rumoured that, this may no longer be possible unless patrons also eat a formal meal.
The change appears to have been requested by local residents. Let’s hope common sense prevails and that the wishes of the Royal Oak’s many loyal patrons are also taken into account.
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The events are being run by April Strauss and the first meeting is planned to start in late February 2019. To be kept up to date Call April on 0414 690 218
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