Last Sunday, October 9, was a day to make a name for yourself in the world of motorsports. Max Verstappen won the Japanese Grand Prix and his second F1 Drivers World Championship. In addition, the British Formula 4 also has its newest race winner: Eduardo Coseteng.
The Filipino F4 driver has been competing in the ROKiT F4 British Championship for two seasons now, and yesterday, he finally bagged his first victory in England.
You never forget your first
Eduardo Coseteng entered the F4 British Championship in 2021. Argenti Motorsport included him in their team for the 2021 season, making him the first driver from the Philippines to race in Formula 4.
In his first season with Argenti, he was able to claim one pole position, one podium finish, and three fastest laps. However, he was unable to bag a race win.
The following season, he moved from Argenti Motorsport to another F4 team: Hitech GP. And with his first season with the team, he was finally able to secure his maiden single-seater victory.
Holding on for the win
At the British F4 race at the Brands Hatch track in West Kingsdown, England, Eduardo Coseteng fended off the pressure to take hold of his first race win.
The race went off with a three-man battle for first place between Coseteng, Louis Sharp, and Michael Shin. Despite Sharp having the best start, it was the Filipino racer who came out ahead before the safety car was released by the end of the first lap.
When the race restarted, Coseteng was able to defend his lead and build a considerable gap between him and the rest of the gap. But, toward the end of the race, Shin started to bring down the lead.
However, Shin was unable to make the move on Coseteng, and the Hitech GP driver narrowly won with a gap of 0.276 seconds. On top of the victory, the Filipino also bagged the record for fastest lap of the race.
With the ROKiT British F4 season coming to a close after this weekend, Alex Dunne being crowned their champion, Coseteng was able to take one for the road before the end of the season.
He finishes in the Championship Standings in seventh place after recording 198 points throughout 30 rounds of racing. At only 19 years old, we’re sure we’ll be seeing more of Coseteng in the future.