Former Ginetta Junior Championship front-runner Alex Sedgwick completed his first French F4 Championship test at Le Mans earlier this week ahead of his single-seater racing debut in late August.
Following his first single-seater test in a BRDC Formula 4 car at Oulton Park last month, Sedgwick headed to France for a full days testing around the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.
The test day mixed circuit action with ‘classroom’ sessions from the French Autosport Academy, with the on-track running featuring runs on old tyres, new tyres and different downforce and anti-roll car settings to help develop the drivers knowledge.
“The car is very different from the BRDC F4 car which has so much grip. The French F4 car, as it is a lot stiffer due to the full carbon tub and less aero, moves around a lot more which makes it a very good car to learn how to drive a single seater,” said the Lockton MIS Motorsport-backed driver.
“I learnt a lot about the car and the track and got up to speed quickly. Finishing the test half a second off the fastest time, in a car I have never driven before, on a circuit I had never driven is a good start.”
Sedgwick is testing next at Magny-Cours on July 16th as he prepares to compete in the final three rounds of the season, with a return to Magny-Cours (28/30 August) and Paul Ricard (23/25 October) in France sandwiching a visit to Navarra in Spain (25/27 September).