James Wharton debuts in the Formula Regional European Championship, continuing his journey with Prema Racing

Young Australian talent James Wharton continues his path of success with Prema Racing in the Formula Regional European Championship (FRECA) for the 2024 season.


The Australian driver James Wharton will participate in the 2024 season of the Formula Regional European Championship (FRECA) beside the Prema Racing Team.

James Wharton has already demonstrated incredible talent in the world of karting, accumulating a series of successes and titles worldwide. His continued association with Prema Racing marks another chapter in his career, taking him to the next level of competition and solidifying his commitment to professional motorsport.

The Australian driver concluded the 2023 season with a notable triumph, winning the F4 UAE Championship and earning the title of vice-champion in the Euro 4 Championship, fighting for the title until the last race. These exceptional results confirm his skill and dedication in the field of auto racing, preparing him well to face the challenge of the Formula Regional European Championship.

James Wharton has expressed his enthusiasm about this new phase of his career, stating «I'm super excited to continue and make the next step of my career alongside my second family. I can't wait to get started and keep making the steps we have been for the last two seasons of Formula 4! I feel honoured to have the confidence from Rene and I thank the team for giving me the opportunity for the next step!».

The FRECA Championship season will kick off at Hockenheim with the first race scheduled from May 10 to 12, promising a spectacular start for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide.

2024 Calendar

  • 10th - 12th May Hockenheim (DEU)
  • 24th - 26th May Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) 
  • 7th - 09th June Zandvoort (NLD)
  • 21st - 23rd June Hungaroring (HUN) 
  • 12th - 14th July Mugello (ITA)  
  • 19th - 21st July Paul Ricard (FRA)
  • 6th - 08th September Imola (ITA)  
  • 13th - 15th September Red Bull Ring (AUT)
  • 27th - 29th September Barcelona (ESP)
  • 25th - 27th October Monza (ITA)