Frederick Lubin says he heads to Brands Hatch this weekend with “a lot more confidence” after banking three strong points finishes on his debut weekend in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost.
Donington Park’s 1.97-mile National circuit set the scene for Lubin’s graduation from karting to single seaters with the YRDA-affiliated Arden Motorsport outfit.
He opened his points-scoring account immediately on debut, finishing ninth in the season curtain raiser, before going on to finish an impressive fourth in the reverse grid race on Sunday morning.
Although he felt he struggled for pace in the ITV4-televised finale, the Brit still successfully defended the final points-paying position in tenth to move himself into ninth overall in the standings heading to Kent this weekend.
He also sits second in the Rookie Cup standings, 17 points adrift of Fortec’s Rafael Villagomez, with a brace of second-place finishes in class first time out.
“My first British F4 round was really good fun! I learnt a lot and took most things in my stride,” explains Lubin.
“In race one I found my rhythm and understood a bit more about how a single-seater race works. Race two was hectic but I kept my nose clean and managed the gaps to come home in fourth which was the highlight of my weekend.
“Race three was unfortunate because I didn’t have the tyres to take the race to the front so I was defending for most it, thankfully I held on to tenth although it was close.
“I’m going into Brands [Hatch] with a lot more confidence and hopefully we’ll pick up some more great points.”