Stepping up as 2020 ADAC Formula 4 champion, Red Bull junior Jonny Edgar has high expectations for himself in Formula 3 this season. We get to know the Carling Buzz Racing driver a little better with an inside look at his biggest achievements, his racing heroes, and his favourite tracks.

NAME: Jonny Edgar DATE OF BIRTH: 13/02/2004 NATIONALITY: British 2021 TEAM: Carlin Buzz Racing


“The first thing that I can remember is just being at racetracks in general. When I was around two-years-old, my dad was racing himself, and so was my uncle, so I just remember being at tracks from quite a young age watching on.

“My dad, Justin Edgar, raced at British level. He was a British karting champion four times. My uncle, Jason Edgar, was champion a couple of times as well. My uncle on my mum’s side of the family, Robert Jenkinson, raced too, and that’s how my mum and dad met.”

Edgar comes from a racing family
Edgar comes from a racing family


“I would say that I am fairly smooth with everything, I’m not really that aggressive. If I need to be a little aggressive, then I can be, but I would say that on average I am quite smooth.”


“Probably the ADAC F4 championship, which I won last season. The season started off really well and I won the first two races.

“Races 1 and 2 were from qualifying grids and I was always pretty strong in those, but then in Race 3, something always went wrong, and it was always something different. I had such bad luck in Race 3.

“Even when things went wrong, I managed to get the best that I could out of the situation. Sometimes, it is just as important to minimise a points loss as it is to win races.”

Edgar said that winning the ADAC F4 Championship was probably his greatest achievement
Edgar said that winning the ADAC F4 Championship was probably his greatest achievement


“When I was younger, I always enjoyed watching Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull. I liked the team back then. Red Bull were winning, and Vettel was really good with them.

“At the moment, I would say Max Verstappen, how he races, how fast he is, he is obviously really good.”


“Probably Zandvoort, I did some test days on the new track and I really enjoyed it, especially the new Turn 4.”