The final round of the 2020 Chinese Formula 4 Championship is fast approaching and for the first time this will be held at the iconic Macau Guia Circuit. The 67th Macau Grand Prix will kick off on the 20th of November with the winner being crowned on the 22nd.
Hometown hero Charles Leong is looking to stake his claim on the prestigious race event in what will be his third attempt, having previously competed in Formula 3 machinery in 2018 and 2019.
Charles, a former China F4 Champion and Asian Formula Renault Champion, competed in the last round of the F4 Championship in Zhuhai where he won 3 of the 4 races. A turn 1 mistake from another competitor denying him of a dominate clean sweep of the weekend.
Charles Leong: “I’m looking forward to getting back to the streets of Macau and racing in front of my home crowd in the Smart Life Racing F4. It would really mean a lot to become the first Macanese driver in 20 years to win this event so I’ll be working hard with the team to achieve the best result possible.”
Also competing for the Smart Life backed team will be championship leader, He Zijian, who is looking to continue his strong run of race results during the 2020 Chinese F4 Champion. He currently holds a 91-point advantage over second place. Although this will be Zijian’s first time at the Macau circuit he is looking to end the season on a high.
He Zijian: “The Macau Grand Prix is an event I have always wanted to compete in since I was a young boy. I really enjoy racing on street circuits and the Macau Guia Circuit is regarded as being the most demanding in the world.
“I’m not thinking about the championship scenario too much, just focussing on doing a good job an getting the best possible race results for Smart Life Racing. Charles and the team have been helping me with my preparation for the event and I can’t wait to hit the track on the Thursday. “
Josh Evans: “Preparations have been progressing well for the team and drivers. Not only are we competing in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix, but He Zijian is also looking to secure the China F4 title in car 22. This will be the first time that the Macau Grand Prix has been held for F4 cars so from a technical point of view it is a level playing field for everyone.