Barbados racer heading in the right direction!

Teenager Zane Maloney seals British F4 Champion title as he eyes F1 career

FLYING THE FLAG: Bajan talent Zane Maloney

BARBADOS BORN race car driver Zane Maloney has just won the British F4 Champion title.

The rising star headed to Europe to pursue his Formula 1 dream and has led the Carlin team to maintain their 100 per cent record of winning the Ford Eco-Boost-powered category.

Zane is a third generation race car driver with his grandfather, father and uncles all racing themselves. 

Barbados supported the young champion with his being sponsors Bushy Park Barbados, Rock Hard Cement and Sol.

Zane has still managed to fit in school amongst all his success. He has also met with multiple world champions including Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

The young star comes from good stock. His grandfather Doug first competed in the 1950s and has competed in every decade since.

Father Sean and uncles Mark and Stuart also all race (Stuart was Caribbean motoring champion in 2008), as does his younger brother Calem.

GOING ROUND THE BEND: The young star in action

With that background, Zane’s achievements come as no surprise. He was overall champion and five-time class champion with the Barbados Karting Association at Bushy Park by the age of 10.

His British F4 Championship success, which is certified by the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), is the first rung on the ladder to Formula 1.

AND THE WINNER IS: The racer soaks in his success

Carlin, the team which ran Zane this year, has won the British F4 title in all four years it has contested the series, the first time (2015) with Lando Norris, who now races for McLaren in Formula 1, so it could be said that Zane is heading in the right direction!    

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