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Carlin adds Australian Christian Mansell to British F4 line-up

by Ida Wood

Christian Mansell has become the third driver in Carlin’s 2020 British Formula 4 line-up.

The 14-year-old, who has competed internationally in junior karts, made his single-seater debut last year in the now defunct Australian F4 and took two top five finishes in his six-race stint.

He also entered the inaugural British F4 Scholarship with Carlin, and while he did not win, he has successfully signed for the team.

?The first impression you have of Carlin both in terms of the workshop and past achievements and drivers is that it?s clearly a good environment,? said Mansell.

?I tested with a few other teams, but this Carlin car feels really good to me and I feel like it really suits my driving style.

“You can?t just have a good car though, everything around you has to feel right.

?I think it?s really important to feel comfortable in an environment. You?ve got to spend the year with these guys; you have to have a good connection.

“Everyone gets on so well here but at the same time everyone is super serious about the job they have to do.

?I?m really looking forward to the season ahead.?

Carlin took Zane Maloney to the British F4 title last year, and has already signed world shifter karting champion Marijn Kremers and Matias Zagazeta alongside Mansell for 2020.

Trevor Carlin, principal of his eponymous team, said: ?Christian is very young, but has exactly the right attitude.

?He is ready to learn and listen and applies that on track in a very mature way, despite his young age.

?He?s developed very well during winter testing and I?m looking forward to seeing his potential unfold in the season ahead.?