F4: Logan Hannah reflects on a successful few days testing at Croft Circuit ahead of her UK F4 debut
Logan Hannah, UAEs bright young motorsports star is in training for her next big
adventure into UK F4
My recent 2 days of testing at Croft Circuit with Arden Motorsport in UK have been a challenging but a really valuable experience.
Having not driven any type of race since December last year when I competed in Round 1 of the UAE F4 Championship, I headed into these 2 day’s of testing feeling both nervous and excited for the new challenge ahead.
The British F4 car is quite different to the UAE F4 car as both the chassis and engine suppliers are not the same and each car handles and performs in different ways so my main goal for the end of this 2 day’s testing was to firstly get used to the British F4 car but to also to start building a solid working relationship with the Arden Mechanics and Engineers that were supporting me throughout the 2 days and hopefully when I start racing in British F4.
On Day 1, I started out initially feeling excited and ready to go but also slightly anxious but as the day went on I quickly progressed with my understanding on the handling and movement of the actual car compared to the Arden simulator. Day 1 went really well overall and I was happy to finish the day having completed a lot of clean and fast laps.
On Day 2 of the testing in the first session of the morning, I was able to quickly process everything I had learned the previous day and was able to improve on my lap time by a considerable amount. Throughout the 2nd day I continued to make great steps forward in all aspects of my driving technique and track lines.
In the afternoon I developed a painful blister on my left hand which could have been a mental distraction but I was still able to keep pushing 100% in the car till the final session improving on my lap times and overall driving performance. To finish off we practised standing starts on the grid which was a lot of fun and provided me with an insight of what to expect when I hopefully line up in my first competitive British F4 race.
Overall the 2 days were an amazing experience and I can’t wait for the next one!
Look out for more updates from Logan as she enters F4 UK