Zane Maloney leaving no stone unturned in winter testing

  • F4 British Championship rookie putting in the yards during winter testing to prepare for debut with returning outfit Carlin.
  • Barbados racer a potential contender for Rookie Cup honours in 2019, with positive pace at the recent Media Day test sessions.
  • Season gets underway at Brands Hatch live on ITV4 over the weekend of 6th-7th

Zane Maloney is leaving no stone unturned in his preparations ahead of his debut in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost in 2019.

The Barbados racer will make the transition into Britain’s FIA-sanctioned Formula 4 series this year after a strong background in karting, joining up with triple champions and returning single-seater powerhouse Carlin.

Maloney’s pace was promising at the championship’s recent Media Day test sessions, placing fourth overall on combined lap times across the day, less than three tenths behind pace-setter and series returnee Josh Skelton.

He will also be eligible to contest the Rookie Cup this year, having not driven in a competitive car race prior to his F4 British Championship debut.

Maloney outlined his proactive work ethic during the winter months, admitting that joining Carlin was his “dream” option for moving into the Ford EcoBoost-powered category.

“It’s definitely a big transition, but if I keep doing what I’ve been doing and training a lot, going to the factory – everything I can possibly do to do well this season, so if we keep doing that then I’ll be at a hundred percent,” said Maloney.

“In past years, Carlin would have been my dream team to go with, so many drivers have gone through them and they’re obviously an amazing team.

“We chose them because we want to win the championship with them, we know how good they are and we chose British F4 because the cars are pretty equal, the teams are very good, and it comes down to the teams and drivers to get everything right.

“I’ve been trying to prepare myself as well as possible, in the workshop a lot, testing a lot and doing everything possible to do well.”

Once again in 2019, the F4 British Championship holds a unique position as the sole single-seater support category on the UK’s premier motorsport package, the British Touring Car Championship.

With capacity crowds exceeding 30,000 spectators at most events, plus live, free-to-air television coverage on ITV4, it has been labelled ‘the biggest stage in Britain’ in recent times, offering the next generation of motorsport stars a cost-effective, race-proven and reliable platform on which to begin their careers.

The new season gets underway at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 6th-7th April.