Back in the day, Formula Ford was the place for aspiring champions to launch their careers. RDDC members such as Jimmy Vasser, Michael Andretti and Danny Sullivan all got their starts in FF.

Today there is a new FIA-sanctioned class designed for young karting drivers to show their mettle in open-wheel cars - and begin their climb up the racing ladder. It’s Formula 4, and it’s designed to be the first step to F1.

In our latest video, we take a look at Formula 4 USA and hear from some young lions who are hoping that this is their launching pad toward a successful racing career.