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27 JULY, 2017 – Pirtek Racing’s rising star Jamie Caroline will seek to consolidate his advantage in the F4 British Championship Certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost when the series heads for Snetterton this weekend for the sixth meeting of the year.
The talented teenager has been the stand-out driver on the grid this season thanks to a series of stunning performances at the wheel of his Carlin-run car, with eight victories in 14 starts giving him a 67.5 point lead in the standings.
Caroline heads for the longest circuit on the calendar looking to bounce back to form after a challenging outing at Croft prior to the summer break, where he had to settle for a best finish of fourth spot.
Having been on the pace during testing at Snetterton earlier in the year, Caroline will be seek to return to the podium positions to maintain his current lead, whilst also chasing another British F4 record.
Should Caroline – who became the first driver to take all three wins on a weekend at Thruxton – add a ninth victory of the season this weekend, he would surpass the record for wins in a year that he currently shares with 2015 champion Lando Norris.
“After a difficult weekend at Croft, the summer break seems to have gone on for ages and I can’t wait to get back in the car at Snetterton,” he said. “It’s a circuit where I’ve been quick in the past, and hopefully we can have a strong showing this weekend and challenge for more silverware to kick-start the second half of the year.
“There’s no point in doing something stupid with the advantage we have in the standings, but I also can’t relax too much and get complacent as that is when mistakes start to creep in.
“I’m going to take the same approach I have done all year and focus on myself, and if we can qualify well and be in the mix towards the front, then we’ll be in the best position to maintain the lead that we’ve worked so hard to build.”
After qualifying on Saturday 29 July at 10.30, the first of three British F4 races will be at 14.00 later that day, with race two following at 17.15. Race three then takes place on Sunday at 14.50
That third race will be broadcast on ITV4, with live timing and results from the weekend being available at www.tsl-timing.com