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Oldfield to make GB4 debut with its FF1600 star Lucas Romanek

by Ida Wood

Photo: Ida Wood

Oldfield Motorsport’s debut in GB4 will come in round three of the Formula 4 championship, as it runs a car for its Formula Ford 1600 star Lucas Romanek.

The team is one of four to have signed up to the new series and took delivery of a Tatuus T-014 chassis but missed the opening two rounds in April, and it will become the seventh to race in the series when it joins the Silverstone grid this weekend.

Romanek has raced for Oldfield in BRSCC National FF1600 since 2021. He started his rookie season in that series with Kevin Mills Racing, but switched to Oldfield and came seventh in the points. He was also a two-time Champion of Brands and came sixth in the Walter Hayes Trophy and. He is currently third in the 2022 points, picked up a win last month at Knockhill.

“I can’t wait to get going at Silverstone this weekend, and especially in the awesome GB4 car,” said the 18-year-old, who tested the F4 car at Donington Park a few weeks ago.

“It is a big step up from FFord in terms of grip and downforce, so there’s a lot to learn this weekend, but at least I have some useful mileage from the test at Donington in March. Having worked so well with James Oldfield, I would like to thank him and his team for this opportunity, I’m sure we can transfer all the hard work over to GB4, and it’ll be great to compete on the full Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit this weekend too.”

Romanek will get to renew his FF1600 rivalry with Tom Mills and Megan Gilkes in GB4, as they both race in the series.

Oldfield team principal James Oldfield added: “We’re really looking forward to making our GB4 debut at Silverstone with Lucas. He’s progressed very well with us in FFord, and he did a great job when he tested the GB4 car at Donington a few weeks ago.

“It’ll be his first time on the Silverstone GP circuit, but he has raced on the National and International configurations in FFords, so he just needs to learn the mega Maggots and Becketts complex and the Loop hairpin. We will work hard together to bring home some strong results.

“We’re looking forward to this new challenge, but we’re not strangers to this sort of car. We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to be as prepared as possible, and we hope we can make good progress across the four days.”