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20 JUNE, 2016 – Max Fewtrell’s supreme skill and unrivalled chain of consistency, saw the Birmingham driver retake the lead of the British F4 championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford with a commanding lead.
The blazing young star shone in a skilful display across three hard fought races, to achieve a trinity of point-scoring podiums at Croft.
Qualifying in a promising 3rd place, Max headed into the weekend with resolute determination to improve on his performance at Oulton Park.
Despite losing his position to rival Luis Leeds at the start, Max kept his cool, confident in his abilities; to give an unrelenting chase throughout the race. Fiercely challenging the Australian, he forced Leeds to take every opportunity to stay ahead ultimately causing Leeds to cut the chicane on the final lap. The advantage gained by his mistake saw Leeds receive a 0.200s post-race time penalty and Max’s skilful performance was rewarded with second place, with just two points separating him from the championship leader.
Starting from 4th on the reverse grid for race two, the 16-year-old was poised to fight his way to regain the championship advantage. With a foray of first-lap drama, where race-leaders Caroline and DeFrancesco came together, along with a tangle for Quinn and Bird behind, the safety car was deployed. Holding off the challenge from behind, Max once again exhibited a mature and collected performance, to expertly power his Carlin charger to another podium and his 3rd place seeing the gifted young racer retake the championship lead.
Rain-soaked round 15 of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford, set the scene for a challenging battle for the young racers. Equipped with his sharp racing talent, Max flawlessly sped his way round the 2.125-mile North Yorkshire circuit, expertly showcasing his adaptability to any condition. In another consistent weekend for the intrepid youngster, he claimed the final step on the podium, to further extend his lead over Petru Florescu to 20 points.
Delighted with his performance, but ever the racer, Fewtrell focuses his attention to how he can build upon a positive three rounds:
“We had a good weekend with three podiums, but we have a long break now where I can work on a few areas that I need to. It’s a nice bonus to go into the break with the championship lead, but already I can’t wait to get going again.”
The F4 British Championship races back into action in six weeks time at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk on 30 – 31 July where Max is eager to get back on track, to continue his formidable form.