Petersson comes to F4UAE with a successful career in karting, having competed in the Junior Rotax Max and the 2014-16 World Championships with almost 30 race wins and more than 50 podium finishes to his credit. Petersson will drive the #24 Energy Dubai F4 – alongside teammate Sean Babington (#4), who last month scored his first F4UAE Championship race win.
Energy Dubai team manager Kevin Day – well known in the Middle East for fostering young karting talent – said that Petersson is well focussed on the challenge ahead after a positive test at the Dubai Autodrome last week.
“Lucas was quite focussed on getting the best he could out of the car last week, and we set some benchmark times with Sean that he kept getting closer and closer to through the day,” said Day. “Getting the car off the line with the clutch is always something that new guys have to adapt to when they first drive open wheelers but we’re aiming to finish at least mid-pack and hopefully it will give him the confidence to consider next season in F4UAE.”