First driver commits to new F4 Challenge Cup
Irish karter Lucca Allen has become the first driver to commit to British F4’s new Challenge Cup.
The 14-year-old son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen will be too young to start the season and will therefore take part in the Challenge Cup. This is designed to allow drivers to complete a part-season of F4 on a budget of under £100,000 with them participating in up to seven meetings of the 10-round series.
Allen will drive for Falcon Motorsport this year, as the team returns to the series after only entering two rounds in 2016 with Mexican Alexandra Mohnhaupt.
“We’re going to see how things go this year, but if they go well then I’ll be looking at fighting for the overall championship in 2018,” said Allen. “It’s really exciting with the introduction of the Challenge Cup to see if we can compete with the bigger teams with the bigger budgets.”
Team boss Nick Streatfield added: “When the Challenge Cup was first announced it was something I welcomed. It’s an initiative that one would hope will increase grid numbers even higher than those we have previously seen.”
Allen will drive for Falcon squad