Zane Maloney


ZANE MALONEY – ‘The Boy from Barbados’


Zane Maloney (born 7 October 2003) is a Barbadian racing driver, 2022 FIA Formula 3 Vice-Champion, 2022 FIA Rookie of the Year and a Red Bull Junior Driver. In 2019, winning the British F4 Championship crowned a year in which he became the first Caribbean driver to be inducted into the British Racing Drivers Club Rising Stars programme, was the youngest-ever recipient of the Barbados National Sports Council’s (NSC) Sports Personality of the Year Award and was honoured with the Barbados Olympic Association’s (BOA) President’s Award.




2023 FIA Formula 2 Championship

In November 2022 Maloney took part in the FIA Formula 2 post-season test, driving again for Trident. He rejoined Rodin Carlin for the 2023 campaign, which started well in Bahrain in March with a podium finish in the first Feature Race of the Year.


2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship

In November 2021 Maloney took part in the FIA Formula 3 post-season test, driving for reigning team champions Trident, which he joined for the 2022 campaign. After a challenging start to the season, he won the final three Feature Races, rising from 10th in the standings to finish second, losing the title to Victor Martins by just five points and contributing to Trident Motorsport finishing second in the Team points.


2021 Formula Regional European Championship

In December 2020, Maloney was signed to R-ace GP to contest the 2021 season. His first podium came at the second race of the first round in Imola, where he finished third. Maloney enjoyed a successful weekend on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, winning the second race from pole position, having finished second in the first race, becoming the first Caribbean driver to win in the Principality. With one win and seven further podium finishes, he was fourth at year-end; with team-mates Hadrien David and Isack Hadjar second and fifth in the standings R-ace GP won the Team’s Championship.


2020 Euroformula Open Championship

Maloney reunited with Carlin in 2020, scoring his debut podium in the second race of the season at the Hungaroring, having finished fourth the day before. A second podium came at Paul Ricard, but it was to be his last of the season. He finished the season eighth, one position and one point behind team-mate Ido Cohen.


Pre-2020 - Lower formulae

Maloney's first single seater season was in 2019 in the British F4 Championship for Carlin Motorsport. Maloney claimed 10 race wins and five further podium finishes and became the first driver since Jamie Caroline to win all three races in a single weekend, at Oulton Park. He won the championship by 20 points from Mexican Sebastián Álvarez at the final round, becoming the first Barbadian racing driver to win a championship in Europe and the first rookie to win the championship outright in the history of the series.


Pre 2018 - Karting

A Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Champion Driver by the age of 10, Maloney started racing in North America two years later before moving to Europe to compete for Ricky Flynn Motorsport. Maloney placed fifth in the World OK-Junior Championship 2017, then fourth in the European Karting Championship and third in the WSK Champions Cup and the German Championship respectively in 2018.


Career Highlights

• 2023 – Red Bull Junior Team, F1 reserve driver


• 2022 - FIA Rookie of the Year

• 2022 - FIA F3 Vice-Champion

• 2022 – Dallara Rookie of the Year, FIA F3 Championship

• 2022 – Winner, John Cooper Trophy

• 2022 – Winner, First Citizens King of the Hill (youngest ever winner)

• 2022 – Won two out of three RCC races at Wallerfield, T&T


• 2021 - 4th, Formula Regional European - R-ace GP

• 2020 – 8th & Rookie 3rd, EuroFormula Open - Carlin

• 2019 – 5th, Radical Caribbean Cup (3 x 1st Barbados, 3 x 1st South Dakota, Guyana)

• 2019 - British F4 Champion & Rookie Champion - Carlin

• 2019 – Barbados Olympic Association President’s Award

• 2019 – Barbados NSC Sports Personality of the Year (on-line vote)

• 2018 - 3rd, German Karting Championship

• 2018 - 4th, European Karting Championship

• 2017 - 5th, World OK-Junior Championship

• 2011-15 – Overall (2011) and multiple Class Champion, BKA

Upcoming dates

FIA Formula 2 Championship:

29 February-02 March - Sakhir

07-09 March - Jeddah

22-24 March - Melbourne

17-19 March - Imola

23-26 May - Monte Carlo

21-23 June - Barcelona

28-30 June - Spielberg

05-07 July - Silverstone

19-21 July - Budapest

26-28 Spa-Francorchamps

30 August-01 Sep - Monza

13-15 September - Baku

29 Nov. - 01 Dec. Lusail

06-08 December - Yas Island