PAUL RICARD, FRANCE – KIC Evans GP welcomes 16-year-old Vietnamese racing driver Alex Sawer (Sawer Hoàng Đạt) to its ranks for the 2024 FIA Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA). With a rich background in international karting, Sawer’s strong performances in his debut year in car racing stood out to Team Principal Joshua Evans.

Sawer made history as the first Vietnamese driver to achieve a race win in an FIA-sanctioned event during the 2023 Formula 4 Indian Championship, with the 16-year-old securing six podium finishes throughout the season. His achievements not only underscore his talent, but also mark a significant milestone for the Vietnamese motorsport scene.

Sawer will join Australian racing driver and FIA Formula Regional Middle East podium finisher Costa Toparis in KIC Evans GP’s FRECA line-up, with Nandhavud Bhirombakhdi also driving for KIC Motorsport. All three drivers will have the opportunity to compete at an elite international level and showcase their talent on Europe’s most iconic racetracks, seven of which are current or former Grand Prix circuits.

Sawer: “FRECA will be a new challenge for me”

Joshua Evans, Evans GP Director: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Alex to KIC Evans GP for the 2024 FRECA season. Having worked with him in the 2023 F4 Indian Championship, I was impressed with his raw talent and attitude towards racing.

“Sawer’s ability to deliver strong performances against experienced competitors was impressive, and I look forward to continuing our partnership and working with him to develop as a professional driver.”

Alex Sawer, KIC Evans GP driver: “FRECA will be a new challenge for me, with a new car, new circuits, and a new racing environment. I’m excited to embrace this and gain valuable experience. I’m also looking forward to progressing up from the F4 Indian Championship, which has done a lot to support drivers like myself on the FIA Global Pathway.

2024 FRECA Calendar

The 2024 FRECA season features three pre-season collective tests held over six days, ahead of a 10-event calendar. All races are held at current or former Grand Prix tracks.

  • Pre-Season Collective Test 1: 3-4 April 2024, Barcelona, Spain
  • Pre-Season Collective Test 2: 16-17 April 2024, Paul Ricard, France
  • Pre-Season Collective Test 3: 24-25 April 2024, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Round 1: 11-12 May 2024, Hockenheim, Germany
  • Round 2: 25-26 May 2024, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
  • Round 3: 8-9 June 2024, Zandvoort, Netherlands
  • Round 4: 22-23 June 2024, Hungaroring, Hungary
  • Round 5: 13-14 July 2024, Mugello, Italy
  • Round 6: 20-21 July 2024, Paul Ricard, France
  • Round 7: 7-8 September 2024, Imola, Italy
  • Round 8: 14-15 September 2024, Red Bull Ring, Austria
  • Round 9: 28-29 September 2024, Barcelona, Spain
  • Round 10: 26-27 October 2024, Monza, Italy

About Evans GP

Evans GP is a professional motor racing team competing in the Formula Regional European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Championships. With a dedicated crew and skilled drivers, Evans GP strives for excellence and success in the high-stakes, high-performance world of motorsport. The team has a global presence in motorsport, with facilities in the UK, Italy, and Malaysia.

Header photo credit: Formula 4 Indian Championship