Friday, November 20, 2020

British Formula 4 rookies end season on a high

Infinity Sports Management single-seater rookies Christian Mansell and Matias Zagazeta ended their maiden British Formula 4 campaigns on a high after a successful season competing alongside the British Touring Car Championship.

Christian, who is originally from Australia, claimed the Rookie Championship title after dominating the points standings. In addition to his 14 rookie wins and nine rookie podiums, he also scored a fantastic five overall podiums to end the year seventh in the championship and ahead of much more experienced competition.

Having shown rapid pace throughout the season, Christian rounded the year off with a trio of podiums in wet and tricky conditions at the curtain closer at Brands Hatch to end his year on a high.

Matias also impressed in the FIA-backed championship to finish third in the Rookie Championship - earning a brace of podiums in his debut year of competition. The Peruvian driver has been a frequent scorer of overall championship points too, proving his pace and race craft throughout the nine-round calendar with top-10 finishes. His season-best performance came with a well-earned fifth place and narrowly missing out on the overall rostrum.

Christian Mansell

“I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved in my rookie season. British F4 is such a competitive championship and you know you’re up against the best talent there is. To win the rookie cup is fantastic but I’ve also gained so much experience that I will take forward with me into my future career. Infinity Sports Management has supported me every step of the way and I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for me. Onwards and upwards now!”

Matias Zagazeta

“This year has been a real learning curve and Infinity has really helped with my driver development in and out of the car. It has been a new experience this season with the calendar being turned upside down, but I’ve developed my skills a lot along the way. I’m very excited to see what my future holds now and I can’t wait to get back out on track again.”

Gary Catt

“The two boys in F4 have done very well considering the obstacles thrown at them this season in their first season of car racing. Christian made a big jump at the end of the year and managed to achieve five overall podiums in the last six races. Matias has always shown signs throughout the season that he has a bright future ahead of him and I’m sure that in 2021 he will continue to develop and achieve some great results."