DRIVER NEWS: Formidable Fewtrell bounces back to claim ninth F4 British Championship podium

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Max Fewtrell gave a superb demonstration of his resolute determination and supreme skill, to fight back from a disappointing start to the weekend. Standing on the podium for the ninth time this season.

After a long break the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford roared back into action, where championship leader Max Fewtrell was raring to get back on track. Qualifying in tricky conditions, Fewtrell battled to qualify in sixth for Race One. His pace however, was consistent throughout the session; netting second on the grid for race three.

Race one saw drama off the line, Max narrowly missing a clash ahead of him, the race was neutralised before it had began as the safety car was called to recover a stricken car on the pit straight. Struggling for grip at the restart, Max battled to stay in the fight, but with an unlucky venture off the track, the young driver collided with the wall. A difficult start to the weekend, Max had his work cut out starting from the back row of the gird for race two. Never one to give up and encouraged by the supreme power of Ford EcoBoost-powered racer, determined Max beautifully fought his way through the field to clinch valuable points in race two. Allowing him to minimise the championship gap to race winner Florescu to just 9 points.

With a tough Saturday behind him, Max set his sights firmly on a podium position heading into race three. With team-mate Devlin DeFrancesco flying off the line, Max remained confident his pace could fight off the chase from behind. Sweeping around the 3-mile circuit, cutting the perfect racing line, the talented young racer drove a superbly controlled race. Taking the chequered flag, only 0.4 seconds behind DeFrancesco, Max expertly powered his Carlin charger to his ninth podium of the season.

In a weekend that saw Carlin make it’s historic 800th podium appearance, the championship fight tightens as Max minimizes the gap to leader Florescu down to just 4 points – with Carlin taking the top three positions in the championship.

Bouncing back from his arduous start to the weekend, Max focuses attention to the next round:

“I think the podium softens the blow following the first race. I didn’t get a great start so Devlin got me off the line. I’m looking forward to Knockhill now to get some better results. There is still a long way to go.”

The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford heads to Knockhill, Scotland on 13-14th August. Where Fewtrell will look to take back the lead in the standings.