ROKiT British F4 has long held a reputation as a global destination for rising stars aiming to prove their mettle against the best of their generation; New Zealand’s Louis Sharp is no exception.
After a meteoric rise through the ranks back home, Sharp’s performances caught the attention of David Dicker, founder of Rodin Cars and notorious talent spotter. Dicker, who has also helped accelerate Sharp’s countryman Liam Lawson to success in FIA Formula 2 in recent years, will also give Sharp’s career the same springboard.
And there are few better places for the 14-year-old to begin than Carlin. Although he will miss the opening round due to his age, Sharp’s aim to hit the ground running at Brands Hatch in May will be aided by the team’s extensive expertise and winning record at this level of the sport.
It will be his first ‘slicks and wings’ experience, but after winning five of his first eleven car races in Formula Ford machinery in New Zealand, Sharp is evidently a fast learner.