Carlin’s Zane Maloney has brilliantly taken the lead of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford Ecoboost following a stunning weekend at Croft in which he took two victories and pole positions. The Barbados born driver was already riding a wave of success and went into qualifying on Saturday morning showing impressive speed. Building on this, Maloney was unstoppable all weekend now takes the lead of the championship in impressive style. Teammate Joe Turney collected two strong points finishes including a fourth position in the final race of the weekend.
From the moment Maloney took to the track on Saturday morning for qualifying it was clear the talented driver was in a league of his own. Clinching pole position for both race one and three, the Carlin driver was looking strong for the weekend ahead. Not looking back as the lights extinguished just a few hours later he launched brilliantly into the lead and continued his dominance of the weekend; crossing the line to take his third win of the season. Team mate Turney found himself somewhat out of position in comparison to his clear speed but still took a strong ninth place result.
In between races, the weather deteriorated quite badly. Despite trying to start the race, the conditions were deemed unsafe and the race was cancelled. In a meeting later that evening it was decided that the reverse grid race would be rerun at a later date in the 2019 season.
This left one final race on Sunday afternoon to fight for and once again Maloney would start from the very front. A slight delay to proceedings due to a stricken car on the start line held things up a little but Maloney kept his cool and immediately pulled a gap over his competitors. A safety car period did little to slow him down and he crossed the line to take his fourth consecutive victory and the lead of the 2019 British F4 Championship. Turney also enjoyed a brilliant race and gained positions well in numerous battles to finish just shy of the podium in fourth position.
Maloney said of his weekend, “In race one we started in pole position and controlled the pace throughout to take an amazing win and with race three everything has really come together for us. The team have been fantastic all weekend and all year so to reward them with these wins has been great. I’m going to continue to do the best job I can going forward.”