First driver com­mits to new F4 Chal­lenge Cup

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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

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