Matias Zagazeta is feeling motivated to keep pushing his development as a driver after a ‘fun and unique’ experience at the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost’s Scholarship day.
The Peruvian racer was awarded the runner-up spot at Silverstone after impressing judges with his on-track performance around a wet 1.6-mile National circuit, as well as during his media assessment and interview with championship officials.
Zagazeta has already confirmed his seat with multiple champions Carlin for 2020, and feels he took full advantage of the learning opportunities the tough conditions provided.
“The scholarship was a very fun and unique experience!” said Zagazeta.
“I enjoyed every second on and off track. I managed to get more experience with the car and to improve in every session. The weather was very challenging but it was perfect for learning and I managed to take full advantage of it.”
Zagazeta, the latest in a line of Infinity Sport Management racers to participate in Britain’s FIA Formula 4 series, paid tribute to Carlin’s efforts on the day and was pleased to be re-united with two familiar faces from his karting career; Christian Mansell and Zak O’Sullivan.
“The team did a very good job throughout the day, helping me improve by analyzing data and making changes in the car. It was great to see my karting team mates Christian Mansell and Zak O’Sullivan again.”
Zagazeta paid tribute to the performance of Scholarship winner Casper Stevenson, running on the day with Double R, and is ready to keep stepping up preparations ahead of next season.
“I want to congratulate Casper as he had a very good performance during the day and showing good speed.
“I want to thank the organisation for electing me as the runner-up of the event and this motivates me to improve in my development as a driver and my preparation for next year’s championship. I want to thank the whole team at Carlin for their support, my sponsors and to the British F4 Championship for this opportunity.”