26 / 27 June
Frederick Lubin, like his Arden team, is new to BRDC British F3 this year but he has already made quite an impression, with a consistent set of results at Brands Hatch at the start of his second season of car racing propelling him to fifth in the early standings.
So we already know that he is a pretty mean racer behind the wheel, but we didn’t know that he was a multi-talented musician and a keen sportsman with an eye on several motorsport disciplines.
Over to Frederick for more…
1. Where is your hometown and can you tell us anything interesting about where you’re from?
My hometown is London, that is where I was born and raised. Everyone knows about London, so some interesting things about me instead; I love cycling, tennis, cricket and music.
2. How did you first become interested in motorsport?
My father loved cars and bike so growing up I was always exposed to that, my mother took me karting when I was six at some rental place and of course like many of the stories out there I was hooked. I started taking karting seriously when I was thirteen and I was lucky enough to be a part of the YRDA [Arden’s Young Driver Racing Academy] when I was fourteen, they helped me get a test in an F4 car which then ultimately lead me to where I am now.
3. Who has been your biggest career influence so far?
In terms of a biggest career influence, I guess all of the current F1 driver are all inspiring to watch, but definitely Arden and my family. They have been the ones most supportive of my decisions so far.
4. Tell us about your career so far and how it has got you to this position in British F3 now?
My career has been pretty short; I started karting seriously at thirteen but only at a club level. In 2020 I made the move to F4 where I finished ninth overall and vice rookie champion. We decided against a second year in that championship due to some outlying factors and made the move into BRDC British F3 with Arden, which so far, is looking like the right decision.
5. Which circuit are you most looking forward to racing on?
I can’t wait for Spa, it looks like an incredible track. I think it will be fantastic for racing too as the straights are so long and some of the braking zones are quite heavy.
6. What is your aim for the 2021 British F3 season?
My aim for this season is finish consistently, ultimately that’s how you win championships, especially in British F3 where the points are so valuable; one DNF can’t be incredibly costly like we saw for some at Brands. I think a top four finish in the championship will be achievable, whether that happens or not is another matter.
7. What is your biggest hidden talent?
I can play a couple of instruments (drums, piano and guitar) I guess those are hidden talents!
8. What are your ultimate career ambitions?
My ultimate career ambition is to get to Formula One. I’d also love to do Le Mans and the Indy 500 one day.
A few topshots from the family album:
A young Frederick all set for a karting session
In karting action before his step up to single-seater racing
Frederick heads the pack in British F4
Taking some advice in the paddock
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