Seb Priaulx enjoyed a dream start to his maiden F4 British Championship campaign with a sensational victory in only his second race in the series during the opening rounds of the season at Brands Hatch.

The race win marked the highlight of a hugely impressive single-seater debut, who took two more top four finishes to end the meeting second in the championship standings.

The 17-year old Arden Motorsport driver, who wears a Stilo ST5 FN Carbon supplied by Nicky Grist Motorsports, finished 4th in his first ever F4 race. Another brilliant start in Race 2 then saw the young Guernseyman move up one place going into Paddock Hill Bend, and then the two drivers ahead of him each received a 10 second penalty for jumping the start. Priaulx crossed the line third on the track, but was somewhat surprised to be declared the winner after getting out of the car! A memorable maiden F4 race weekend was finished off with another 4th place in the third and final race.

“I really couldn’t have asked for much more from my first weekend in single-seater racing,” said Priaulx. “The F4 British Championship is a really hard series to win in, so I’m immensely proud to have done so in only my second race!

“I honestly had no idea that I’d won until I pulled into parc ferme and they directed me to the P1 board. To find out I’d taken my first victory was amazing – it’s something I really didn’t think would happen so soon in the season and hopefully it’s just the start.

“That was the highlight of what was a really positive weekend all round. While the changeable conditions in qualifying put us lower on the grid that hoped, I was able to fight through to fourth in both those races which I’m really pleased about.

“This weekend was a huge learning curve and to come away from it with the results we did, having kept our nose clean and made no mistakes, is really positive and I’m looking forward to taking this momentum into Donington Park.”