- KFJ World Champion and Mini ROK World Cup victor Logan Sargeant joins British F4 with reigning champion squad.
- German rookie Lucas Alecco Roy joins Carlin line-up for 2017 Ford EcoBoost-powered series.
2 FEBRUARY, 2017 – Logan Sargeant and Lucas Alecco Roy will race for Carlin in the 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford. With official pre-season testing about to get underway at Oulton Park, two-time and reigning champions Carlin have confirmed two exciting prospects for the season as the team look to continue their form in the UK’s most competitive single-seater series.
Despite being just 16-years-old, Sergeant has already enjoyed an enviable career. Taking up karting at the age of eight, the young American has since won the prestigious SuperNational race in Las Vegas and the Mini ROK World Cup before going on to compete in the KFJ European Karting Championship in 2013. He continued his impressive karting career becoming KFJ World Champion in 2015; the first driver from the USA to do so since 1978.
Following his successful karting career, Sargeant has since made his car racing debut, currently racing in the inaugural UAE F4 Championship where he is gaining important mileage to aid his preparation to compete against the world’s brightest young talents in British F4. The 16-year-old currently sits second overall after three rounds, having taken an impressive nine podiums.
Sargeant said of the upcoming season, “It’s going to be a very exciting year and we are all going to be pushing to make it three titles in a row [for Carlin]; I will do everything possible behind the wheel to make that happen.
“Carlin has shown their dominance in the testing that I have done with them, and have been a very professional team to work with.
“We have a great environment around us with great people, now we just need to apply those things on the track and win another championship!”
Sargeant will be joined in the F4 British Championship by Lucas Alecco Roy who will be making his racing debut with Carlin for the 2017 season. 19-year-old Roy, a rookie to the sport, has previously competed to a high level in dressage. The German now switches from one type of horse power to another as he prepares to take on the F4 British Championship and his first ever race at Brands Hatch in April.
Roy said, “Obviously I’ve got a lot to learn this season so seat time is very valuable to me. I’ll be making the most of every moment I’m on track to make sure that I can get the experience and consistency I need throughout the season.
“I don’t know any of the tracks, so I have to make sure that I can get up to speed quickly, but I’m coming from one sport to another where the dedication required is the same; I’m a sportsman at heart and competing is what I love. I’m just going to be pushing hard to get to the limit and looking forward to the challenge.”
Added Carlin racing director Trevor Carlin: “We are thrilled to be able to confirm both Logan [Sargeant] and Lucas [Roy] for the season in what we hope to be another strong showing for Carlin.
“We have a mix of experience levels, but a young and exciting line-up. Lucas comes from a competitive sports background so the mentality and dedication is the same as we look for in our more experienced drivers.
“Logan meanwhile has been working with us over the past few months in anticipation of his European racing debut. We’re very much looking forward to seeing them both on track when the season gets underway in April.”
Sargeant and Roy join Carlin’s British F4 team alongside previously announced driver Patrik Pasma for the 2017 season. All three drivers will be on track at the first official pre-season test of the season tomorrow at Oulton Park.
The Ford EcoBoost-powered action can be followed via live timing and British F4 social media channels.